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Monday, April 20, 2009

a book about bronia

On Sunday, Eddie and I hosted a reception and book signing for author Maureen Wilt and the special woman who is the subject of her book. "Love the World" is a children's book that tells the story of Holocaust survivor and well-loved Kansas City super star, Bronia.

This is a true story about a woman who refused to live her life forever imprisoned by the Nazis. Once liberated from the concentration camps, Bronia embraced love for others just as robustly as she did her new-found freedom. Using wonderful illustrations and easy to understand language, "Love the World" inspires readers to treat others with tolerance and respect.

There was quite a turnout for Bronia's book party. She has many friends and fans and has touched countless people, young and old. She held court with each person who finally made it to the front of the line and carefully personalized the front page of each book they bought. A warm hug and heartfelt greeting was extended to each and every admirer.

I feel lucky that Bronia and I have been good friends for many years. She has brought a lot of joy and inspiration into my life.

You can buy a copy of the book here.

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