The Island Calls is based on true events of a Chamorro daughter's search for her father. And last week The Purple group met with the author. The girls were able to ask questions about the letter Teresa wrote to her father, and her journey to locate him. According to Gillian Almy of Girls Inc. - "Teresa's visit was an inspiration to the girls."
Girls, Inc. will be holding a fundraiser this upcoming weekend to raise money for a trip which "does not include cleaning up the beach!" Girls, Inc. of Santa Barbara is a community based organization which has helped the community for many years now. I am hoping that the community can give back to them in some way for their good deeds and now, for their wonderful discovery which has opened the door for the girls to write their own book someday. When the Author showed up to meet the girls, they were not only very welcoming but they were ready with their "list of questions" for her. It was very apparent that the girls put a lot of time and energy into locating the Author and researching the book.
They are certainly worth the time and energy!
To hear more about this inspiring story, and how life events connect people - just call Teresa at 206-450-2832 or Gillian of Girls, Inc. at 805-280-9231.