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Thank you for visiting the official The Journey of Rol website. Here you will find professional reviews, articles, and press releases, as well as high- and medium-resolution photos and illustrations that can be used in articles—digital and print. Reviews from children and adults can be found on the Book Reviews page.

Press release for Be: The Journey of Rol (in PDF format):  BeTJOR Press Release

Review from Catholic 365:  “I don’t remember the last time I had so much fun reading a book. This author has quite the imagination.”

Review from The Family Bookshelf: “…a message of hope, resilience, and everyday holiness in the journey of life”

Article in Lifestyle publication:  An Unforgettable Adventure

Article from All Saints Catholic School after an author visit with the amazing and inspiring middle-school readers:  Author Ric Colegrove Visits All Saints

Article from  Confidence and Hope in Life’s Journey

Article from the Arlington Herald  (Washington D.C.):  ‘Journey’ to adulthood

Interview with SpiritFM 90.5 Radio’s Elle Spada, host of Kid’s Kingdom

Be: The Journey of Rol has been used in classrooms and Battle of the Books programs across the U.S., including homeschool curriculums. The book has been on the required reading list for schools throughout the U.S., including the entire Archdiocese of Philadelphia (alongside several Newbery Medal and Honors authors). Be: The Journey of Rol has also been mentioned in articles, reviews, posts, blogs, tweets, and more—including the following:

    • Interview with Gus Lloyd, host of Seize the Day on SiriusXM Radio
    • SpiritFM 90.5 Radio’s Mom Squad blog
    • Author visits with middle schools and homeschool classes in the mid-Atlantic region
    • Post by columnist and author Mark Shea, and other blogs

In the spirit of the wish for the reading experience to be shared with friends and family, Be: The Journey of Rol has been donated to numerous schools, libraries, local book lending centers (including one in Iceland), and pediatric medical centers including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Johns Hopkins and Children’s National Pediatric Cancer Care at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Author photo and cover of Be: The Journey of Rol:

Ric Colegrove - high resolution

Ric Colegrove – high resolution

Ric Colegrove - medium resolution

Ric Colegrove – medium resolution

Be Book Cover - high resolution

Be Book Cover – high resolution

Be Book Cover - medium resolution

Be Book Cover – medium resolution

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