Experience the author's novel and vision to make a film of this story that champions mentorship for young boys of color.
A timely message, for lives that truly matter.
North of the Grove is about a reluctant father to be and avid jogger who seeks to stop running from his past by saving a young boy's future. Help make this project a success by ordering your copy of the novel and suggesting it to your local middle and high schools!
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South Florida Author and Professor's novel featured on CBS's Mentoring Matters show
The CBS show Mentoring Matters recently aired a segment on Hobbs and his efforts:
The Miami-Dade school board has included North of the Grove as part of their curriculum.
Hobbs earned a doctorate in creative writing from Florida State University and has taught
the discipline at the collegiate level for eleven years. The professor has garnered glowing
reviews on amazon.com and seeks to make a full-feature film from the story. The book is
also available on KINDLE .
William Hobbs is using his novel “North of the Grove” to spread the word throughout middle and high schools on the importance of mentorship.
Miami, FL – The CBS show Mentoring Matters recently featured a segment on the novel North of the Grove, a smart, unique and tough tale of how the flawed and selfish can still make a difference through mentorship. The exposure raises awareness about the story’s message for its author, professor and novelist William Ashanti Hobbs, who seeks to get the book into middle schools, high schools and libraries throughout South Florida, where the story is set.