My name is Theo Macker, and I was born and raised in a small town in upper Wisconsin called Forge. I grew up on a farm with my wonderful mom and dad and 3 siblings. Most of my time growing up included working on the farm with my family in order to support our community. Much of my free time was spent reading. I loved reading ever since I was first introduced to books. The first book my mother gave to me was “The Hugging Tree.” This short book created a world of imagination and potential for me. Ever since that book, I have been reading on average 1 book ever 2 weeks.