Charles Waters is a children’s poet, actor, educator. Charles grew up in the Philadelphia suburb of Yeadon, PA and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University. After graduation he joined several theater touring companies, including Poetry Alive! where he first experienced the power of poetry. He has performed in schools and universities across the country. His work has appeared in various textbooks and anthologies including National Geographic. Charles is the co-author (with Irene Latham) of various books including the award-winning CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR? Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship, DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD: Poems, Quote and Anecdotes from A to Z, AFRICAN TOWN, and BE A BRIDGE. He lives near Atlanta.