“Katia Novet Saint-Lot has given us an important and moving glimpse into the curiosity, wonder, and knowledge a book can bring—and into the life of children in modern African cities. As Yohannes Gebregeorgis, founder of Ethiopia Reads, says, ‘Books change lives.’ How terrific to have a story that shows how and why.” —Jane Kurtz, Children’s Book Author
“Amadi’s first-ever glimpse at a snowman–one depicted in the pages of a book–inspires him to transform from a resistant to an enthusiastic student of reading. Children will identify with Amadi’s initial reluctance, his mixed feelings about a new challenge, and his attempts to rationalize staying the same. Yet they also will likely be inspired, as Amadi is, by the possibilities of reading, the way it can fill one’s heart and shine a light on the unknown.” —Cynthia Leitich Smith, Children’s Book Author
Thank you, both, so very much.
And so, what happens, now? Not much. The proofs have been sent out to the printer in South Korea. It’s going to be another few months before I can hold the book in my hands. So, off to write another one, now. There is nothing better to do, and nothing I’d rather do either 🙂