Based on a True Story
Date Published: June 27, 2023
Illustrator: Amanda Ravensdale
Publisher: Clay Bridges
Four-year-old Ross admires his older cousin, Eric, and wants to be just like him. And for good reason—Eric is an excellent role model, a superhero in Ross’s eyes. In My MVP and Me, Ross asks his mom to make him just like Eric. With a little help from his mom, Ross learns that the activities he enjoys with Eric such as playing football, body-slamming, and laughing are just a small part of what it means to be an MVP. Ross learns that he can follow the example of Eric’s attitudes and actions without being just like him in every way: heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and colors!
About the Author
Lisa Locklin has maintained a passion for teaching for over 30 years; she is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and holds both elementary and secondary education certifications. In addition to classroom teaching, Lisa helped establish the PAL program at her school to train high school students to mentor at-risk elementary and middle school students. Lisa also sponsored the No Place For Hate Club and earned the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place For Hate designation for her high school for three consecutive years. In 2012, Lisa was honored as the Spotlight Teacher at Cypress Ranch High School. Lisa was also trained and certified by the The Dougy Center, which is the National Center for Grieving Children and Families in Portland, Oregon, and she has served as a facilitator for grieving children in both support groups and grief camp.
Lisa lives in Houston, Texas, with her wonderful husband of forty years, Chris, and they have two beautiful children, Alyson and Ross. Their family also includes their loveable cats and a dog. As an author of children’s books, Lisa’s goal is very simple and yet profound—to make the world a better place, one book at a time.