Ty Allan Jackson is an award-winning children’s book author, youth motivational speaker, and literacy advocate. A three-time TEDx presenter, he travels around the US inspiring children to read and educating adults about the impacts of illiteracy. Jackson’s self-published books have been featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News, The Steve Harvey Show, PBS, and the Hallmark Channel. In 2020, he appeared on Marvel’s Hero Project on Disney+ and a Good Morning America segment featuring Sydney Keys, a young man who was inspired by Jackson’s book Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire: The Lemonade Escapade to create an innovative book club for Black boys. Jackson is the cofounder of the Read or Else movement and the financial literacy program Danny Dollar Academy.
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