Actor Terry Crews to Visit St. Louis Elementary Schools This Week

The star will talk about his new book and give out free copies to school kids

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COURTESY THE NOBLE NEIGHBOR
Terry Crews will spend some time at area elementary schools on Friday.

The ridiculously buff co-host of America's Got Talent, Terry Crews, will be visiting three elementary schools in St. Louis this week to talk to kids about his new graphic novel, Terry's Crew.

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star will visit Marion Elementary, Buder Elementary (in the Ritenour School District) and Halls Ferry Elementary on Friday, November 11. The 650 kids Crews meets will get a free copy of his book, donated by the Noble Neighbor.

Noble Neighbor is the St. Louis-based nonprofit wing of the Novel Neighbor bookstore in Webster Groves. The nonprofit works to bring authors to underserved St. Louis-area schools.

Jane Peacock, president of Noble Neighbors' Board of Directors, is excited that the predominantly Black schools are bringing in a Black author. "When students see authors who look like them, share their stories of how they grew up with challenges fitting in and finding their crew, they are inspired that they too can achieve their dreams. The Noble Neighbor is proud to be able to provide access ... to authors like Terry Crews!"

The novel will come out on Tuesday, November 8, and is about about a young Terry Crews who wants to do it all. He knows he can play football, rock out as a musician and maybe even work for NASA. So he heads to a new school where he meets Rani, an engineer, and Xander, a shy, book-smart type. The three become a crew and tackle challenges together.

This story has been updated to clarify which Buder Elementary Crews will be visiting.

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Rosalind Early

Rosalind is the editor-in-chief of the Riverfront Times. She formerly worked for Washington University's alumni magazine and St. Louis Magazine. In 2018, she was selected as a Rising Leader of Color by the Theatre Communications Group. In 2014, she was selected as an Emerging Leader by FOCUS St. Louis. Her work...
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