Book Signing at the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes - 10am & 11amName: Book Signing at the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes - 10am & 11amDate: December 9, 2017Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CSTEvent Description:
The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes is proud to announce the recent release of Why Did Grandpa Cry?, the first book in a new children’s book series by author Cathy Werling. The first public book signing will be held in the Hall of Unsung Heroes at 1 S. Main on Saturday, December 9. There will be two reading times, at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., with a signing time directly following each reading. There will also be times to register for two different drawings, one for a free book and one for lunch with the author!
The book, available in paperback for $9.95, is currently on sale to the public and can be purchased at the Lowell Milken Center in Fort Scott, online at www.lowellmilkencenter.org, and also on Amazon and other online book sources.
Why Did Grandpa Cry? is the story of Unsung Hero Ken Reinhardt, one of the amazing Unsung Heroes featured at the Center. Even though he faced bullies and threats as a high school student at Little Rock Central, Ken stood up for Elizabeth Eckford and the Little Rock Nine, the first African American students to attend the all-white Arkansas school in 1957. Why Did Grandpa Cry? takes place over four decades later, when Ken’s granddaughter tries to make sense of why Ken cried whenever he talked about that time in his life. She soon discovered, not only what caused Grandpa's tears, but also a new-found purpose in her own life.
Cathy Werling, the author, is a retired elementary educator from Fort Scott. Her passion for helping students develop positive character traits and seek out worthy role models led to her part time work at the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. Through her series of books about these humble heroes, Cathy hopes to inspire elementary children to truly be those people who make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Jack Bohm, the illustrator, is a freelance illustrator and animation student at Brigham Young University and a former student of Lowell Milken Fellow, Brad LeDuc.
About the Lowell Milken Center: The Lowell Milken Center is a non-profit 501 © (3) that works with students and educators within a range of diverse academic disciplines, to develop projects focused on unsung heroes. Once their projects are finished, we advocate the student’s unsung heroes by sharing them in our Hall of Unsung Heroes or our website so people all over the world discover their individual influence and obligation to take actions that improve the lives of others. The Hall of Unsung Heroes is proudly located in Southeast Kansas and showcases some of the top projects developed in collaboration with the Center.