Lots going on here and there. I won the Jane Addams Peace Award
and went to NYC to receive the beautiful award. Debbie Levy and I received the award for our book,
"We Shall Over Come"published by Disney -Hyperion and Jump At The Sun Press. We had an awesome beautiful day.
I also got the pleasure and joy of seeing Ludwigs Bemelmens's
Madeline and that was awesome! It's on it's way to Eric Carle Museum. If you are in the area please
check it out! It was beautiful.
Friday was a most important day for me and Debbie Levy as we were both presented with the Jane Addams Peace Award for our book "We Shall Over Come", published by Disney-Hyperion and Jump At Sun Press. It was indeed an honor and if you know me, you know I cried. Like a baby. I only wished that my Mother, Father and the rest of my family could have been there. We were hosted so beautifully by the committee and you could literally feel the love in the room. I will never forget their kindness and sweet words to me. Marianne Baker, YOU ARE THE BOMB DIGGITY LADY, thank you Ann, Heather my hostess, Pat and everyone for making the day so very beautiful and special. Tearfully thank you all from the bottom of my heart. A very special thank you to my Sister Coy LaVerne Brantley Curry who wrote my acceptance speech! You are the wind beneath my wings girl. This could not have happened with out your love. Tearfully me. Love you!