Brave Young Heroes founder and bestselling author Bolaji Oyejide (Oh-yay-gee-day), appeared on the National Council of Teachers of English podcast on Thursday to discuss how to ignite kids’ passion for storytelling.
C.C. Chapman, critically-acclaimed author, keynote speaker, and social advocate invited Bolaji to appear on the show.
“As a fan of the podcast, and a huge supporter of our English teachers, it was an exciting experience to share my story about how writing inspired me to live a greater story in my real life,” said Bolaji O.
In the interview, Bolaji went on to discuss the importance of first inspiring young people through stories in which they can see themselves. He further expounded that, once the kids see themselves affirmed in imaginative prose, they will be able to not only become curious about creating new fictional worlds that resemble their lives, but they will even be able to pull in nonfiction learning into the picture.
Brave Young Heroes features underdog kids, who’ve been told they aren’t good enough because of conditions like autism, anxiety, asthma, dyslexia, obesity, OCD, stuttering, shyness, and more. They range from as far and wide as Argentina, Egypt, England, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Japan, Mexico, and the United States.
“Want your kids to find their inner superhero? Listen to this conversation with Bolaji O. He’s an injection of positive energy! I’ll be smiling all week, thanks to our conversation,” shared host C.C. Chapman.
The company is already developing a passionate following among entrepreneurs:
“Love hearing about his 52 books that empower kids, featuring superheroes with real issues!” – Mel Lockcuff – Home School Teacher, Adventure Blogger
“You have such an important message. Thanks for sharing with us!” – Shaunna Evans – Early Childhood Education Expert.
“Bolaji has something magical inside him that ignites a fire in others, and pushes them to dream big.” – Dayna Abraham – National Board-Certified Teacher.
“My sister teaches English as a Second Language in Chicago. Her students love how relatable Bolaji’s books are. Keep doing your thing. You’re blessing more people than you realize.” – Nikolakis George.
Over 200,000 kids have used Brave Young Heroes to build resilience, empathy, bravery, and other social and emotional skills
To find out more about Brave Young Heroes, visit: www.BraveYoungHeroes.com
To find out more about the #WhyIWrite podcast, visit: www.WhyIWrite.org