Decatur High School Performing Arts Center
This year's DBF Kidnote features Henry Winkler, affectionately known at The Fonz. Together with his writing partner, Lin Oliver, he writes the “Hank Zipzer” and “Here’s Hank” book series for young readers. The New York Times best-selling “Hank Zipzer” series chronicles the “high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences", and in 2014, the writers introduced “Here’s Hank,” a series targeting even younger children with reading difficulties. As a youngster, Henry suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia and has become an inspiring champion of children facing similar obstacles.
NOTE: The Kidnote address is free but requires a ticket to attend. At this time, all tickets have been distributed.
Henry Winkler is an actor, producer, and director, and he speaks publicly all over the world. In addition, he has a star on Hollywood Boulevard, was presented with the Order of the British Empire by the Queen of England, and the jacket he wore as "the Fonz" hangs in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. But if you ask him what he is proudest of, he would say, "Writing the Hank Zipzer books with my partner, Lin Oliver." He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stacey. They have three children named Jed, Zoe and Max.