Photo courtesy of Betty Wilson.
Deer Valley reprint
The authors of the book were on hand to sign the books and take part in the festivities with the Lakeshore children. The festivities also included a donation made to Dr. Joseph Pressey’s cancer research project at Children’s of Alabama.
Suzanne Dunbar’s class wrote and published a novel during the 2012-2013 school year. The book, Silver, Gold and Amber, is about an athletic girl who faces many challenges in her young life and finds herself at the Lakeshore Foundation for rehabilitation.
The novel’s empowering message — that no matter what your disability, you can work through it and achieve success — was popular at Deer Valley. In fact, the book sold out last spring.
Profits from the sale of the novel were originally going to be donated back to the Lakeshore Foundation. However, due to the book’s popularity, Lakeshore has decided that instead of the money from the profits, they want more books.
The Lakeshore Foundation contacted Dunbar last fall to tell her the news. Dunbar contacted the printer, Print Smart, and ordered another 200 books. These new books were given to children who are members of Lakeshore during their Christmas party.
-Submitted by Betty Wilson