|Laura and the real Tommy dog|
|Laura reads "Tommy" with children in LA|
Some time afterward, I decided to donate some copies of the Spanish version to either a school or library in the Yucatan; during my research of candidates, information about Hekab Be popped up. I gladly read all about it and was SO impressed and inspired by this nonprofit library and educational center. Happily, the book eventually made its way down to Hekab Be thanks to one of the kind volunteers and is currently being read by the patrons.
|Kids at HB enjoying reading Laura's book!|
Currently associated with Reading Is Fundamental So. Cal, (and formerly with Adult Literacy Program of Greater L.A.), I deeply appreciate the folks that worked together diligently to create Hekab Be and all the staff and volunteers that continue to enlighten, encourage and inspire the patrons and visitors in so many areas and subjects.
Tommy and Hekab Be go together well as they both are symbols of the value of kindness and the possibility of second chances.
I hope to pay a visit to Hekab Be before too long and meanwhile wish everyone Happy Reading and Happy New Year!
|"Tommy" brings a smile to a child in Akumal|