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Andre Lewis took his latest book, 'Making It Better in Vallejo' to Dan Mini Elementary School with the help of several Vallejo officers, including Sgt. Brent Garrick, above, right. (Rich Freedman--Times-Herald)

André Lewis flies for FedEx. Globally. He’s landed on every continent. At last count, that would be seven.

No, Lewis hasn’t met Tom Hanks — flashback to the 2000 film, “Castaway,” when the actor portrays the lone survivor of a FedEx plane crash.

More importantly, Lewis has met thousands of kids — but not wearing his pilot’s uniform.

Though Lewis transitioned from the Air Force to FedEx, he never grounded his love of writing for children. His latest work, “Making It Better In Our Community” brings it to 15 books ranging from anti-bullying to inspiring dreams, father involvement, childhood obesity, anti-gun violence, faith, and suicide prevention.

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André Lewis flies for FedEx. Globally. He’s landed on every continent. At last count, that would be seven.

No, Lewis hasn’t met Tom Hanks — flashback to the 2000 film, “Castaway,” when the actor portrays the lone survivor of a FedEx plane crash.

More importantly, Lewis has met thousands of kids — but not wearing his pilot’s uniform.

Though Lewis transitioned from the Air Force to FedEx, he never grounded his love of writing for children. His latest work, “Making It Better In Our Community” brings it to 15 books ranging from anti-bullying to inspiring dreams, father involvement, childhood obesity, anti-gun violence, faith, and suicide prevention.

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