Chad Otis is an author and an illustrator. His new book, The Bright Side, is about finding hope in difficult situations. Its hero is a boy who lives with his family in an old school bus. They can’t afford to live anywhere else. This is something Otis experienced when he was a kid. He knows others might have similar struggles. TFK Kid Reporter Zarita Asgar spoke to Otis. He wants kids who are going through similar struggles to know, “You are not alone. Stay strong. Stay optimistic.” To those who have everything they need, he says, “Be nice to everyone.” You never know what people are going through.