Ronald Javor has written seven illustrated books for preschool and early elementary school readers about children who face hurdles involving homelessness, their abilities or disabilities, and overcome them with imagination, perseverance, and the support of family and friends. These books help counteract negative stereotypes and encourage a positive view of those with these life barriers.
In 2020, he published “Our Forever Home,” a young adult book featuring two extinct animals, a Galapagos Tortoise and Dodo Bird, as they meet, talk to, and learn about dinosaurs, a saber-toothed tiger, cave men and many more animals who live in Our Forever Home after becoming extinct. They discover that almost all extinctions are due to climate change, often due to human activity, and try to figure out how to overcome these problems.
Ron is a retired public attorney whose professional career has involved helping to build and preserve safe and affordable housing and shelters for those in need. He has volunteered for decades with local organizations serving homeless and other poor households. His life’s work has been acknowledged with several national, state, and local awards, and three of his children’s books have received awards. More information is available on his website, ronaldjavorbooks.com