Award-Winning Children's Authors Help Kids See a Brighter Future
Nationally recognized children's authors will come together to raise funds to support families whose children have been diagnosed with vision-related diseases.
Rose will read from her latest book, The Do's and Don'ts, a whimsical tale that compares and contrasts good and bad behavior using the Manner Monster; Leibovici will read, Under the Tree, the adventure of a lost boy who discovers how to get home; and, Febbo will inspire children through powerful affirmations of love with her book, What Love is...A-Z.
The three authors will donate 100% of the profits from book sales at the event to the Institute for Families, a 501(c)3 that provides counseling and support to families faced with diagnoses of diseases that impact vision.
“I have a personal connection to the Institute for Families. I was born with a vision-related impairment and had to undergo numerous eye surgeries to save my vision. The Blind Children's Center, of which the Institute for Families is founded on, was there for me and my family every step of the way with their resources, support and love. As an award-winning author, I now have the resources to give back that same love and support through this extraordinary free event for families.The money raised will supply visual aid dolls and toys to the same needed babies, children and families the center continues to support,” states Leibovici.
"We can do so much more than share the love of reading with kids," says Hayley Rose, author of The Do's and Don'ts. "We can also show them the importance of giving back and supporting their community at the same time.”
The free family event is being hosted at the Pasadena Central Library (285 E. Walnut Street) in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium on Saturday, July 26th at 2:00 pm. There will also be hands-on activities for the children and giveaways.
About the Authors
Hayley Rose - Multi-
Before writing children's books, Hayley had been working in entertainment business management for over 15 years, specializing in concert touring. She has worked with many "A list" musicians including Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart and Candlebox just to name a few. Hayley hopes to one day soon release an album of children's songs.
Danielle Leibovici is a licensed marriage family therapist, award-winning author, writer, and speaker who works with children, adults, couples and families. She is one of the Author Show’s 50 Writers You Should Be Reading. Danielle has been an invited guest on television and radio shows including WAVY News at Noon, The Hampton Roads Show, The Renee Hand Children’s Authors Show and Voice America .Danielle’s passion is to help children and adults feel more whole through laughter and shared human experience.
Danielle is launching her multi award-winning, international selling Under the Tree Children's Book Series as a grow-with-me children’s series for ages 4-8. The series inspires and connects children and adults with universal life lessons. Titles include; If You Love Me So Much, Under The Tree and With You Always. Her experiences gained as a parent and psychotherapist have set the foundation for this innovative series. Danielle is attuned to what children respond to, and knows what parents are looking for in high-quality children's picture books. Each beautifully and realistically illustrated story is accompanied by activities and questions to help keep the conversation going . Her upcoming fourth book in the series is called Waiting for Emma (A Story for Siblings and Families with Babies in the NICU) and will be available Fall, 2014 . This already award-winning title has been specifically written as a gentle and supportive children’s book for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit families. Danielle Is also working on her first screen-play, a “hook you in” romantic comedy loosely based on real events from her life.
Elle Febbo - Elle Febbo is a former foster child, turned best selling, award-winning author, producer of the Emmy acknowledged, "Project: Forgive", keynote speaker, globally published journalist, leader in business and child advocate. Her acclaimed children’s book, What Love Is A-Z , recently honored by the Film Advisory Board for excellence in children and family literature, (http://www.whatloveisa-
Elle is a volunteer with the Orangewood Children’s Foundation, The Orange County Dept of Education Foster Youth Services, the Juvenile Probation Dept., Royal Family KIDS, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The LA Mission, the Teen Leadership Foundation, LAUSD,and Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California.
About the Institute for Families
Institute for Families provides consultation and therapy for families whose child is suffering from a devastating illness. Our goal is to meet families soon after they receive the diagnosis, either in person or over the telephone. We provide nationwide assistance and understand the importance of reaching out to families during this difficult time, wherever they might be.
Institute for Families is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All of our services are provided at no cost to families and professionals, with funding provided by private donations. No federal funding is given.