Actor John Amos Visits St. Joseph’s

Actor John Amos Visits St. Joseph’s

Actor John Amos, best known for his roles on Good Times, Roots and Coming To America, surprised the students of St. Joseph’s School for the Blind to read from his children’s book A World Without Color

A New Jersey native, Mr. Amos shared stories of his college years at Colorado State University where he graduated with a degree in sociology.  He spoke of his time as a social worker & his love for cartoon drawing and writing, especially for children.  As he began to read, with his strong and animated delivery, he captivated the interest of even the youngest students and brought the story to life.

A World Without Color is a story with a subtle and important message for children of all ages.  The story takes place in the fictional town of Bleakersville, a boring place where everything is gray.  As the storyline progresses, color shines into the world of the mundane town helping to express how people feel.  We come to learn that it is through all the different colors that makes our world so great!

Mr. Amos took special time to answer student’s questions and take photos with each class.        Concordia Learning Center’s Director Migdalia Viole said, “We were greatly impressed with Mr. Amos’ comfort with the diversity and differing abilities of our students.  After spending time with some of our St. Joseph’s students, he was pleased to learn that our specialist will be transcribing the book into braille, so all of our children can enjoy it.”  Mr. Amos said he is looking forward to visiting again and experience his first lesson in braille!

We thank him for his sincere kindness and the great impact he had on both students and staff.  Thank you Mr. Amos for visiting our school!

To learn more about A World Without Color visit Mr. Amos’ official site at:  or through Amazon.

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