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The Nightingale's Song (reprint) is about the beauty of every child, and the diversity of our human family.

This picture book has been in the works for over 20 years, and it's been a passion project for me. I have presented it in schools, and I wish you could see the faces of the children LIGHT UP when they see themselves in the pages, and see that they are beautiful, good enough, and precious. It was first published in 2018, but the publisher had to close its doors. In the short amount of time it was out, it won a silver in the Nautilus Book Awards, as a book that promotes peace.

The Nightingale's Song is a way to start a conversation about human dignity and our beautifully diverse human family. Although based on Baha'i writings, the book is written and illustrated in a way that is religion-neutral, and will reach and connect with children of ALL backgrounds and all faiths (or no faith), school children, and youth groups. 

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Children are worth the effort. They are worth our very best.

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Risks and challenges

I expect to receive the books in November, and I will ship them as soon as I receive them, so they have the best chance of arriving before the holidays. Although I can't guarantee they will arrive on time (snail mail being snail mail, especially for overseas shipping!) I will do my UTMOST to get them to you before the holidays!

The SKYPE/ZOOM meetings may be scheduled in 2019 or 2020, according to what works best for both parties, but will be fulfilled in a timely way. A test run prior to the meeting will be required, to make sure our connections are good.

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    Unity-in-Diversity Defender Status!

    You're a defender of human dignity, and I salute you! You have my sincere gratitude and thanks for your contribution towards making the world fit for children!!

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    Be the Change!

    A huge thank you for being part of CHANGING THE WORLD! You will receive a personal email, thanking you for caring, as well as a PDF book of Unity-in-Diversity colouring sheets for the children in your life, and a big THANK YOU on my website, as one of the CHANGE-MAKERS who made this happen. You will have a warm, toasty glow inside, knowing you are making the world a better place!

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    AWESOME-HUMAN STATUS

    A huge thank you for your awesomeness! You will receive a personal email, thanking you for caring, as well as a PDF book of Unity-in-Diversity colouring sheets for the children in your life, and a big THANK YOU on my website as one of the AWESOME HUMANS who made this book happen. You will receive an e-book/PDF of The Nightingale’s Song to give and to share. You will bask in the glow of your own awesome actions, knowing you are changing the world, one child at a time.

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    UNITY ROCK-STAR

    A huge thank you for being a UNITY ROCK-STAR!! You will receive a personal email, thanking you for caring, as well as a PDF book of Unity-in-Diversity colouring sheets for the children in your life, and a big THANK YOU on my website as one of the UNITY ROCK STARS who made this book happen. You will receive an e-book/PDF of The Nightingale’s Song to give and to share, as well as a hot-off-the-press softcover of The Nightingale’s Song with a personalized inscription of up to 10 words, along with a small, hand-drawn sketch of a nightingale on the inside cover. You will feel fantastic knowing you are working hard to make the world a place fit for children. You rock!

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    UNITY MEGA-STAR

    Not only do you rock, you are rocking the world! You will receive a personal email, thanking you for caring, as well as a PDF book of Unity-in-Diversity colouring sheets for the children in your life, and a big THANK YOU on my website as one of the UNITY MEGA-STARS who made this book happen. You will receive an e-book/PDF of The Nightingale’s Song to give and to share, as well as TWO hot-off-the-press softcovers of The Nightingale’s Song, each with a personalized inscription of up to 10 words, along with a small, hand-drawn sketch of a nightingale on the inside cover. You will ALSO receive a 5-minute book reading from me, via SKYPE or ZOOM. You will look around at all the children in your life, and know that YOU ARE MAKING IT HAPPEN. You MEGA rock!

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    You are dedicated to positive change…I love that about you! In addition to your inherent awesomeness, you will receive a personal email, thanking you for caring, as well as a PDF book of Unity-in-Diversity colouring sheets for the children in your life, and a big THANK YOU on my website as one of the UNITY ANGELS who made this book happen. You will receive an e-book/PDF of The Nightingale’s Song to give and to share, as well as THREE hot-off-the-press softcovers of The Nightingale’s Song, or ONE hardcover, each with a personalized inscription of up to 10 words, along with a small, hand-drawn sketch of a nightingale on the inside cover. You will ALSO receive a 15-minute book reading with me (with Q&A), via SKYPE or ZOOM. A warm glow will fill your heart, knowing that It’s ANGEL-HUMANS like you that make the world a better place for children!

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    WORLD-EMBRACING UNITY ANGEL

    Your commitment to unity knows no bounds! You are a change-maker in the world, and that qualifies you as an angel of the HIGHEST order! You will receive a personal email, thanking you for caring, as well as a PDF book of Unity-in-Diversity colouring sheets for the children in your life, and a big THANK YOU on my website as one of the WORLD-EMBRACING UNITY ANGELS who made this book happen. You will receive an e-book/PDF of The Nightingale’s Song to give and to share, as well as FOUR hot-off-the-press softcovers of The Nightingale’s Song, or TWO hardcovers, each with a personalized inscription of up to 10 words, along with a small, hand-drawn sketch of a nightingale on the inside cover. You will ALSO have a 25-minute SKYPE or ZOOM book reading and mini presentation, with Q&A, for a classroom, group or whatever you choose. You will feel excellent, knowing YOU ARE AN ANGEL MAKING POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE WORLD!

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    EVOLVED-HUMAN STATUS (option 1)

    You are officially evolved. You care about others, and about how children see themselves. Your kindness is contagious! You will receive a personal email, thanking you for caring, as well as a PDF book of Unity-in-Diversity colouring sheets for the children in your life, and a big THANK YOU on my website as one of the EVOLVED HUMANS who made this book happen. You will also receive an e-book/PDF of The Nightingale’s Song to give and to share, as well as your choice of either 5 hot-off-the-press softcovers of The Nightingale’s Song, or 3 hardcovers, each with a personalized inscription of up to 10 words, along with a small, hand-drawn sketch of a nightingale on the inside cover. I will give a personal shout-out to the persons (up to 10 people, or to one group) of your choice on my Facebook author’s page, and you will ALSO receive a 60-minute SKYPE/ZOOM book reading and presentation (with Q&A) for a class, group or whatever you choose. You are an EVOLVED HUMAN. You INSPIRE the world!

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    EVOLVED-HUMAN STATUS (option 2)

    ALL of option 1, but instead of a Skype/Zoom meeting, I will travel to your school, faith group, organization, etc., and give a presentation (with Q&A) IN PERSON.

    Valid for a 75-KM radius around Bowmanville, Ontario. If you want an in-person presentation beyond the 75-KM radius, contact me before pledging.

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