Dear Readers: Libby and the Cape of Visibility

| May 14, 2013 | 1 Comment
Dear Readers:  This post from DFHL is a bit different than my usual, so please bear with me.
I am so pleased to introduce you to Libby, the main character in the newest of my children’s books (this time with co-author Eleanor Smith!).   Libby is an e-book available for Kindle, Nook, Sony eReader, iPad, etc. http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000647250/Libby-and-the-Cape-of-Visitability.aspx
Libby and the Cape of Visibility

Libby and the Cape of Visibility

This book came about through my fair housing work with For rent media Solutions, which is always so very supportive of all that I do.   Proceeds from FRMS’s share of royalties are being donated to the Michigan Habitat for Humanity!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Libby, Aria and Benjamin have been best friends since they were babies. But now Aria has moved to a new house and Libby, who uses a wheelchair, doesn’t get invited to Aria’s birthday party because the house has barriers. Hurt feelings follow…Then the kids meet Everett, an adult wheelchair athlete, who tells them how the disability rights movement gained successes through years of public demonstrations and pressing for laws. Everett shows them a picture from the 70’s showing people with disabilities blocking inaccessible buses. The kids are inspired to their version of public action to achieve the goal that every new house would have a step-free entrance and wide bathroom doors. Learn how the kids get on the front page of their hometown paper, as their method gets them in trouble – and how they achieve a sweet victory. “Libby and the Cape of Visitability” is the diary of Libby, a KWD (Kid with Disability). Written for children ages 8-13, this book raises awareness of the exclusion created when houses are not built with simple features that allow wheelchair users to visit or live in them. For those grownups (teachers, parents and others) who engage in meaningful dialogue with children, this book provides not only a captivating story and relatable characters, but a Reader’s Guide with discussion questions and resources as well. Eleanor Smith is a well known civil rights worker and Nadeen Green is a teacher, writer and blogger on the topic of fair housing.

Category: General Fair Housing Information, What's In My Mailbox?

About Nadeen Green: Nadeen Green has been an attorney since 1979. She has taught Fair Housing law to the multi-family housing industry since the Fair Housing Amendments Act when into effect in 1989. She has been asked to speak numerous times for the National Apartment Association and the Multi-Housing World annual conventions. Her reader-friendly articles on Fair Housing appear regularly in industry publications. Nadeen is proud to be Senior Counsel with For Rent Media Solutions, which offers print and online advertising products for all communities, whether through For Rent Magazine®, ForRent.com, Para Rentar, Senior Outlook, After 55, or specialized publications for condominiums and student housing. .

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  1. Nadeen Green says:

    Dear Readers: Last Spring I introduced you to Libby, the lead character in the children’s book that I had the privilege of co-authoring with Eleanor Smith, the founder of Concrete Change. Eleanor and I hope that “Libby and the Cape of Visitability” will help open the eyes of children to the challenges faced by many when houses lack a “zero-step” entrance and a bathroom (half bath) that someone who uses a wheelchair can use. Without these two simple design features, wheelchair users cannot come to visit (and if you have an accident or illness, you may not be able to get into your home easily either). So I am pleased, honored and excited that Lorna d’Entremont with the Special Needs Book Review (the #1 resource for special needs literature) has both promoted the book and also interviewed me. That interview can be found at http://www.specialneedsbookreview.com/2013/10/05/interview-nadeen-green-author-attorney-fair-housing-lady and I would be pleased, honored and excited once again if you should choose to learn more about Libby and her message.

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