Maxwell Surprenant

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Maxwell Surprenant is from Massachusetts and was born in 2003.

  • Maxwell enjoys drawing, singing, and playing baseball. 
  • His favorite book is Start with Why by Simon Sinek. 
  • Maxwell serves as the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Catching Joy, Inc. 

“With words, I have the power to make a difference.”

Maxwell Surprenant

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Max and Meb Keflezighi at pre-Boston Marathon event, sponsored by Generation UCAN, at the Westin Hotel in Boston's Seaport District

“Marathon Meb”

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April 25th, 2018

Championship runner Meb Keflezighi goes the distance in support of the Martin Richard Foundation.

Max, Patrick Downes, Jessica Kensky, and Rescue

A Life-Changing Friendship

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April 19th, 2018

In a new picture book, two victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing tell an inspiring story for kids.

Max and Jarrett Lerner at the Public Library in Dedham, Massachusetts

EngiNerds Save the World

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April 16th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with children’s book author Jarrett Lerner about reading, writing, and his new book, EngiNerds.

Max interviewing New Orleans folk artist Dr. Bob

“Be Nice or Leave”

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March 28th, 2018

New Orleans folk artist Robert Shaffer, who is known as Dr. Bob, turns old signs, bottle caps, and other found objects into colorful art.

The President joins locals during a cultural dance performance at Dillingham Middle School in Dillingham, Alaska.

Obama: An Intimate Portrait

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March 20th, 2018

In his new book, former White House photographer Pete Souza captures Barack Obama’s presidency in a series of iconic images.

Max and Rosemary Wells holding Max and Ruby books at the Wellesley Free Library in Massachusetts

Rosemary Wells: Bunnies and Books

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March 16th, 2018

Writer and illustrator Rosemary Wells, who is best-known for her Max & Ruby book series, offers advise to aspiring artists at a talk in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Max gets his book signed by children's author Chelsea Clinton at An Unlikely Story in Plainville, Massachusetts

She Persists Around the World

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March 13th, 2018

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton launches a new picture book highlighting the work of women who helped change the world. 

Max with children's author Elly Swartz at her book launch for Smart Cookie at Blue Bunny Books in Dedham, Massachusetts

Calling All Smart Cookies

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March 9th, 2018

Elly Swartz’s new middle-grade book, Smart Cookie, is filled with family, friends, pets—and cookies.

Max with the Science Fiction/STEM panel. From left to right: Monica Tesler, Jarrett Lerner, Katie Slivensky, and Rob Vlock

Smack Dab in the Middle

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March 6th, 2018

A literary festival in Boston, Massachusetts, allows middle-grade authors to talk about their craft.

Maxwell with author and football star Malcolm Mitchell at An Unlikely Story Bookstore in Plainville, Massachusetts

Reading Is Magical

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February 28th, 2018

Our Kid Reporter talks with author, literacy advocate, and football star Malcolm Mitchell about the power of books.