Henry Winkler @RadioDeeJay
Since 2003, Winkler has collaborated with Lin Oliver on a series of children’s books about a 4th grade boy, Hank Zipzer, who is dyslexic. Winkler also has the learning disability, which was not diagnosed until he was 31 and his stepson Jed was tested; the dyslexia was an unhappy part of his childhood. Winkler has published 17 books about his hero Zipzer, the “world’s greatest underachiever”.
In July 2008, Winkler joined First News on their annual Reading Tour of schools where he read excerpts from his Hank Zipzer books. This has since become an annual tour. In 2011 he donated books to Holy Rosary School PA . The school was flooded out by Tropical Storm Lee.