The Happy Trails/READing Paws program at the Buckhead Branch Library gives children the chance to improve their public speaking and reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Above, Avery Radics, 7, reads to dog Sedona at the Nov. 14 READing Paws event. (Photo by Phil Mosier)

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.