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About John Xavier  

John Xavier is a 10-year-old award-winning author, actor, literacy advocate, and kidpreneur from the Greater Philadelphia area. Recognized by the YGB Entrepreneurial Awards Program an the State of New York as the 2023 Nina Simone Artistic Excellence in Writing Awardee, John Xavier is the author of John’s Journey to Outer Space (2019; audiobook 2021) and John’s Virtual School Journey (2021), which are both children’s books. In 2022, he partnered with The Philadelphia Free Library and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for a city-wide literacy campaign aimed at encouraging kids to read fluently by the 4th grade. Additionally, John Xavier has partnered with the Philadelphia School District, Girls Inc., and ParentChild+ to offer author visits and writing clinics.

In 2023, John Xavier wrote the short film Sci-Kids, which is based on his book series. Sci-Kids has been accepted into several film festivals, and in 2023 won Best Short in the Children & Family Category at IndieFEST.

When John is not writing, acting, or conducting science experiments, he is learning Spanish, cooking, making slime, or playing video games.

Published Books 

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Astronauts and space are perennial kid-favorites. John's Journey to Outer Space is a children's book that offers an exciting look into the imagination of a young child who experiences many extraordinary galactic adventures in outer space. Written in an accessible and fun style, this imaginative text is perfectly complemented by visually stunning, large-sized, full-color illustrations.
This is the perfect book to encourage early learners to engage in science by using their imagination, thinking creatively and learning about basic cosmic terminology.


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John's Virtual School Journey

When John learns that his first day of school will be at home and virtual, he isn’t too excited.  Worried that he won’t get to play with his friends and that virtual school will be too hard, he is reassured by his parents that with a little creativity and imagination, virtual school can be a fun way to learn. 

Join John as he prepares for his virtual school journey.



Audiobook now available on Audible and iTunes. 

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