Apologies for taking so long to post photos–but want to thank everyone who came to the Cornell Club of Boston Ithaca Diaries event in April–my first talk on the published (yay!) book. Was very gratified by your warm response….and totally grateful everyone who helped make the event what even I have to admit was a great success:
especially: Pam Decatur and the Cambridge Innovation Center; Raffi Hirsch; Paul Hayre, Scott Sanders, Mark Hoffman, R Mc (who doesn’t want his name out on the Internet) Marc Kessler, , and Elsie, of Star Market. Hoping to have the video edited soon; please contact me if you’d like to know when it’s available. Anita
Please click here to view more photos–all shot by Mark Hoffman. (Thanks again, Mark).
Children’s author, fellow Cornell alum and friend Irene Smalls, who lives in Boston (and promotedIthaca Diaries at the Frankfurt Book Festival and contributed books to the kickstarter campaign) writes:
Sometime yesterday someone scrawled on the side of my house “Every nigger is a star.” I was stunned. I have lived in my neighbohood in downtown Boston for 38 years without incident. Now, someone is perpetrating a silent assault against me personally and my property with the “n word.” I don’t know if it was a prank or a threat. Either way I get a chill entering my front door each day now. I feel violated and ignored at the same time. Who ever did this does not know I write books for all children or that I volunteer in the community. I am raising money to demolish the offensive fence and put security cameras around my property. I am preparing. My hope is this will never happen again but I am getting ready in case this racist message was real. I will not be forced out of my neighborhood by hoods or threat of harm.
Please join me in helping Irene fund her “go fund me” campaign to replace the fence?