Just in time for Arizona Trail Day, September 8, and the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails Systems act, award-winning North 32nd resident and author Rodo Sofranac is releasing his seventh book for youth, The Red Tail Tale on the Arizona Trail.

In this latest book Rowen, a young, red-headed explorer, and Rojo, a clever, red-tailed hawk meet, bond, and experience a wonderful adventure on the fascinating Arizona National Scenic Trail.

Besides reading enjoyment, the purpose of The Red Tail Tale on the Arizona Trail is to give exposure to and provide a funding source for the Arizona National Scenic Trail, particularly the programs of the Arizona Trail Association. Up to 100 percent of the profits generated by this book will be donated to the Arizona Trail Association.
Rodo spent the first few years of his life in a small village called Rijeka Crnojevica, in Montenegro (formerly a part of Yugoslavia). The next few years he lived in Salzburg, Austria. His family then immigrated to the United States.

This diversity of cultures and languages has inspired Rodo to read, write, and have fun with words, especially telling stories. He has worked with young children for over 45 years, as a teacher, translator, and mentor.

In addition, he has raised four of his own, and now grows with his grandkids. Currently, Rodo lives in the larger village of Phoenix, Arizona with his loving wife, Susan, and some of the kids—who all constantly help him with his English.

Rodo and Susan use 100 percent of the profits from the Grammy Knows Books sales to produce, purchase, and donate more books to schools, libraries, and nonprofit agencies working on literacy—over 110 organizations, so far!

Official launch of the book will be September 8, Arizona Trail Day, at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, from 10am to 2pm.

For further information, please contact Rodo via email at rodowrites@cox.net, or by phone at 602-992-5547.