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Everyone calls him Vinnie the Brave. Thunderstorms don't scare him. Creepy crawlies don't scare him. Even ghostly looking things don't put a fright in him. But there is one thing that makes him squirm and leaves him spooked – speaking up in class. Will Vinnie find the confidence and courage to speak up? Or will he choose the comfort of keeping quiet?
JEFF TUCKER is a licensed professional counselor with experience providing mental health services to students of all ages. Jeff earned his master's in counseling from Louisiana Tech University and received his doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Adams State University. Jeff is passionate about education, promoting children's mental health, and social justice issues. In 2020, he authored his first children's book, My Name's Sammy, and I'm no Snitch! Jeff has always been an avid reader and writer and believes in the power of books to help children thrive.