Esther A. Jantzen, Ed.D., is an educator, children's literacy advocate, writer, and info-preneur. She spent 25 years in urban public schools as a high school teacher, a program developer, and as central office staff. Currently, Esther develops family literacy and parenting education materials, in support of her vision to encourage literacy, learning, and loving in families worldwide. She grew up in India as a child of Mennonite missionaries. As a single parent, she raised a beautiful daughter in Philadelphia, and is now an adoring grandmother, living in Southern California.