About the Author
Written by 30 high school students at Whitney Young High School in Chicago, edited by Jay C. Rehak, their teacher. 30 Days to Empathy was a collaborative effort that resulted in the world's first class sourced, crowd sourced novel.The writers include: Taylor Berghoff, Sydney Burdin, Joli Chandler, Mateusz Chorazy, Zachary Deitz, Marc Deming, Adeyanira Escuadra, Justin Galowich, Jasmine Grayson, Jacob Haase, Susan Jiang, Alyssa Komish, Victoria Lei, Marlene Lenthang, Patryk Lipski, Ashanti Marshall, Logan McClure, Somyiah Nance, Kevin Ngo, Aidan O’Carroll, Sarah Quinn, Jay C. Rehak, Antonio Romo, Brian Scheff, Matthew Scott, Veronica Skital, Da’Manise Smith, Jonathan Villasenor, Rielle Walker, Cory Wong and Hannah Wong. Jay C. Rehak is a teacher, author, lecturer and videographer who has collaborated with thousands of students over the years to create literature. A proponent of student creation and collaboration, Jay is a National Board Certified instructor who has taught English for the past 25 years. Jay’s 27 plays and 2 screenplays are available at www.jaycrehak.com; his ACT Test Tip videos can be found on YouTube and through the Chicago Public School Safari website. Jay lives in Chicago with his wife, award winning children’s singer Susan Salidor. He has three children, Hope, Hannah and Ali.