Ronald Javor has written six illustrated books for preschool and early elementary school readers about children who face hurdles involving homelessness, their abilities or disabilities, or their relationships; and how they overcome those obstacles with imagination, perseverance, and the support of family and friends. Each book is intended to help counteract negative stereotypes and encourage a positive view of those with these life barriers. The books also include life lessons so that the reader can discuss the purpose of the book with those being read to.
Ron is a retired public attorney whose professional career has involved helping to build and preserve affordable housing and shelters for those in need and to make sure that all housing is safe. He also has volunteered for decades with a number of local organizations serving homeless and other disadvantaged households and individuals. His life’s work has been acknowledged with a number of national, state, and local awards, and two of his books, Homer Finds a Home and Sam and Sue’s Space Adventure, have received awards from Northern California Publishers and Authors.