Founders and Advisors at The Book Truck
A former bookseller, librarian, and education advocate, Elizabeth founded The Book Truck in 2011 in response to a lack of literacy outreach programming for teenagers. She joined forces with renowned author Cornelia Funke in 2012. Since its inception, The Book Truck has given away thousands of books to youth and young adults.
The Book Truck advisors.
Adam Frankel is the librarian at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES), ranked the #1 high school in LA. Also, he has been a teacher at other LAUSD schools including McAlister, a high school for pregnant and parenting teens. In addition to his MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science), he has an MA in Educational Administration and an MA in International Studies.
Dr. Jeffery Wilhelm
Dr. Betsy Abrams Rich
Eva Ramirez Fogg
Dr. Julie Sandor
Sharon Hearn is owner of the beloved children’s bookstore, Children’s Book World, a 27 year-old Los Angeles institution. With a selection of over 80,000 titles, and a staff that tries to read as many of those titles as possible, these booksellers are dedicated to getting the right books into the hands of the right kids.
Courtney Hazlett is SVP of Development at OutEast Entertainment, which produces scripted and non-scripted television as well as feature films. Prior to that, Courtney spent her career in journalism. After receiving a Masters from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she was an editor at several major magazines and then worked at NBC News for nearly a decade.