My hopes and dreams for my new children’s book “Really, Really Like Me” go above and beyond the expectations that I had with my two poetry books.
I am hoping it will make a difference for children everywhere. I want to see even very young children celebrate their similarities and differences without stigmas, bullying, or judgment. I want to see this book on elementary school shelves all over the country if it’ll help. It may seem like an impossible dream but it’s my dream.
As an adult who wasn’t diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome (which will soon be grouped into Autism Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V) until I was already an adult, I know what it feels like to feel different and not understand.
My dream is that we can teach our children that being different isn’t so bad. This book is interactive took keep the child’s attention and was illustrated by none other than the amazing Dani Bowman of Powerlight Studios.
What started out as a suddenly inspiration to write a children’s book one night has turned into a reality. I am really, really excited to introduce “Really, Really Like Me” to the world. I believe that as long as we hold on to hope, it still lives on.