This project's funding goal was not reached on August 19, 2012.
About this project
My name is Lehman Riley and I would like to print and publish my next children's book featuring my grandfather Papa Lemon. In order to make this a reality I am asking for your support.
The title of my 6th book is "The Adventures of Papa Lemon's Little Wanderers Book 6: Dr. Daniel Williams and the First Successful Open Heart Surgery in 1893". The 5 friends, the Little Wanderers, meet the pioneer of heart surgery, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams who performed the 1st successful heart surgery in 1893. This story is close to the Little Wanderers heart because their favorite teacher Mrs. Naomi experiences a heart attack in the classroom. The scare fuels their visit to the hero, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams.
Papa Lemon Book 6 is illustrated, 40 pages long and has a reading level appropriate for a 3rd to 4th grade child.
This book represents quite an emotional journey for me. My grandparents, Papa Lemon and Mama Sarah, were like heroes to me. They made me feel like the most important child in the world! Papa Lemon passed away in 1973 and Mama Sarah in 2004 at the age of 101 years old. They were such a powerful force in my life I was spiritually inspired to write children's books utilizing my grandparents as the main characters.
The inspiration for my 6th book comes from my niece Naomi Feldmann. Her life changed SUDDENLY when she had a heart attack at the age of 31. Her faith, perseverance and positive attitude has led her to overcome this major life challenge. I just had to write a story in tribute to Naomi!!
What's the Money For & How Can You Help?
The money will be used to pay the illustrator Joshua Wallace and print and publish the 6th Papa Lemon Book. Please pledge in order to help make this project a reality. If you can not pledge please tell your friends and family about this project.
What's the Papa Lemon Series About?
Papa Lemon and Mama Sarah are the neighborhood grandparents in the small town of West, Mississippi. Five racially diverse friends, the Little Wanderers, ask Papa Lemon for advice after they receive school homework assignments. Papa Lemon's Magical Train allows the Little Wanderers to go back in time in order for them to experience U.S. Historical events.
Papa Lemon Book 1: Meeting Dr. Martin Luther King
Papa Lemon Book 2: The Dangerous Escape From Slavery
Papa Lemon Book 3: World War 2 The Navajo Wind Talkers
Papa Lemon Book 4: The Life of Babe Didrikson
Papa Lemon Book 5: The California Gold Rush
Papa Lemon Book 6: Dr. Daniel Williams and the First Successful Heart Surgery
Check out my 1-minute animated cartoon: http://papalemonedu.com/papalemonintro
In closing, it has been an honor keeping my grandparents legacy alive with the Papa Lemon Books. I'm trying to INSPIRE youth (grandparents too) to learn about their family heritage because "Family Lives on Forever".
Please contact me at email@example.com if you have questions/comments.
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