Adam Eisenson
Hillsborough, NC
(919) 471-9070
(919) 632-2312

Adam Eisenson has spent his professional life doing what he loves most ... entertaining and educating children. After studying business, political science, sports medicine and theater at the University of Rhode Island, Adam graduated with a B.S. in elementary education, then began his teaching career as a substitute teacher in Westchester County, New York.

Dreaming of adventure, Adam signed on as a cruise ship Kid's Coordinator. When the ship left its Caribbean route for Italy, Adam left the sea for a stint as a pre-school teacher in Mahopac, New York.

A few years later, while trying to calm a 4th grade class, Adam made up a story that mesmerized his students. That impromptu tale served as the basis for his first book, The Peanut Butter and Jelly Game (Good Advice Press, 1996).

Meandering about the country during the resulting book tour, Adam fell in love with Durham, North Carolina, where he soon accepted a 4th grade teaching position. Then came a blind date, set up by his cousin, and Adam again fell in love. This time with his beautiful future wife, Nancy. A year after the wedding, their first son, Andrew was born, followed a year later by Stephen.

After nine fabulous years of teaching in North Carolina, Adam was again infected with the writing bug. He's proud to announce his second book, HOPE.

Adam is currently teaching at The Voyager Academy, a Charter School in Durham, NC. Yet, he still finds time to cook, coach, conduct readings and discuss the writing process at schools, libraries, and bookstores.

Adam's Books



"Hope is a wonderful story about how knowledge inspires compassion. It is a great way to help children learn about homelessness."
Donna Washington
The Story of Kwanzaa
A Big Spooky House
A Pride of African Tales

"Children in schools around the country would be wise to read HOPE, a poignant and realistic look at the world of a homeless child, and how it feels to be homeless when you enter a new school. The depictions of the fourth graders and the cruel way they respond to newcomer Hope, ring true. Chantell, the girl assigned to work with Hope on a school project, is a mature and believable narrator. When Hope disappears at the end without Chantell getting to apologize to her for her rude behavior, the point is well made that children may not get a second chance to be compassionate. When another new girl appears in their class, Chantell shows she has learned her lesson and grown as a person. I think it's a very strong story; one that needs to be told again and again."
Stephanie Greene
Author of six books about Owne Foote, as well as Falling into Place and Show and Tell

"With more than 1.3 million children and their families experiencing homelessness in the US each year, we all may know someone going through this without realizing it. “Hope” helps break down the stereotypes and helps us realize that something we take so much for granted - that every child and family should have a home – isn’t everyone’s reality.
Suzanne Heilman
Executive Director Horizons for Homeless Children

"Wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated, Adam Eisenson's book compassionately and accurately captures one child's experience of homelessness through the eyes of another. All children rich or poor, will be touched by this lesson of love. Your heart will be filled with Hope. Mine was."
Laura Benson
Executive Director:
Interfaith Hospitality Network

"Finally, there's Hope, an easy to read, beautifully illustrated, and truthful book to help young people understand the very difficult life faced by homeless children.".
Judy Flynn
Former Director of Housing Development:
New York City Department of Homeless Services
The Peanut Butter & Jelly Game


"It's more important than ever for young people to become smart spenders. This unique concept book helps children in grades K-3 understand what happens when money is spent foolishly -- and then how to undo the mistake. Youngsters will enjoy reading this story again and again."
Paul Richard
VP-Director of Education:
National Center for Financial Education

"The Peanut Butter and Jelly Game is right on target, and what parents are looking for -- a brilliant book on voluntary simplicity for children. It shows children how to intelligently handle their money, and find real enjoyment -- not in over-consumption, but in the simple pleasures of life."
Gerald Celente
Trends 2000
Director: Trends Research Institute

Nancy Dunnan
Your First Financial Steps

"My six year old daughter Elise simply adored it."
Debra Wishik Englander
How to Be Your Own Financial Planner