A local government employee said it: We love to see such a key local resource making real efforts to be inclusive and serve the full community!
Yes, immense thanks to Diane Johnson, Library Director, Hendersonville Public Library in Sumner Cty TN. She knows our families need a place to call their own, a place where their kids, teens and adults experience community.
This process began with author Mary Elizabeth Jackson interacting with the Library and asking. Then it was a matter of time and effort to connect with local organizations to confirm the need to host an Awareness and Acceptance Expo was to become a reality.
Rainbow Mosho found out about it because her mom – me – wrote to local libraries inquiring about book readings and interaction with the locals. And she got invited to join this incredible group of community leaders and opened the door to interact with the community.
It was a magnificent event. So needed.
Rainbow loved introducing herself in a video and sharing: Don’t Doubt Me! and I write books because I want kids to learn from a kid!
She met the Mayor of Hendersonville.
Daisy and Holland from Borderless Arts TN.
Susan Bailey Moss from TN Dept of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Sid from TN Respite Coalition.
Author Chelsea Radojcic-DiCiccio
She had an Interview with Special Needs TV from South Africa and author Mary Elizabeth Jackson!
I wrote this in a letter to the Mayors of the biggest cities in Tennessee —
We need similar events in every major city in the country!
Rainbow Mosho and I are ready, let’s do this!!!
BTW — The Hendersonville LIbrary has catalogued our books! This is huge!!!