RONNIE SIDNEY, II, LCSW, a Virginia native, is an award-winning author and licensed therapist. In third grade, the author-therapist was diagnosed with a learning disability and spent seven years in special education. Sidney’s early academic challenges ignited a passion within him to pursue social justice and to work with the youth. After graduating Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014, Sidney went on to self-publish Nelson Beats the Odds, Tameka's New Dress, Nelson Beats the Odds: Compendium One, Rest in Peace RaShawn andRest in Peace RaShawn Reloaded. In 2015, Sidney developed the Nelson Beats the Odds Comic Creator self-esteem app. Sidney has been featured on Fox and Friends Weekend, MichaeLA, NPR, Teach.com, Buzzfeed, Reddit and NBC 12 News. For more information visit www.creative-medicine.com or email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.