Books to help children shine their shine

The act of teen suicide has touched my friend's world and has  therefore touched me and so many others.  Helplessness and devastation brought forth my first book "Bellyflies" in hopes that the tricks included in this story could help children overcome anxiety.
My wish is that these techniques are so instilled in our children that as they go through the hard stages of life these skills will be natural.
My next book "Gonna Build A Boat" encourages self love, compassion and acceptance of self and others, working together with pride and love.  I have made this book into an English/Spanish version as well.
After being in Costa Rica, having friends in South Africa, New Zealand, Guatemala, through the U.S. and Canada and donating books to all these places, I have come to realize the effect my books have had on children and the adults in their lives.  
A group of us will be going to Guatemala in October and I would like to bring as many books as possible for schools and families.
I will continue to donate my books and send them to other kiddos in need.
Your donation is so appreciated and it fills my heart to see the smiles of which you are a huge part of.
Any amount will benefit this cause.
Thank you, thank you, thank you !


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Cathy Gagliardi 
Caistor Centre, ON
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