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About the author:
Pamela Bitterman is a sixty-one year old strong, confident, healthy perpetually questioning leap-of-faith taking married woman and mother of two terrific grown children. She has lived and continues to live her life with great heart and gusto. Pam has worn many hats: a Counselor for disturbed children, a Resident Naturalist for a nature and wildlife preserve, a Teacher, a Mediator, a circumnavigating tall ship Boatswain and First Mate holding a Merchant Seaman's ticket, a world traveler, a writer, published author, wife, mother and beyond.
Pamela Bitterman's first book, Sailing To the Far Horizon; The Restless Journey and Tragic Sinking of a Tall Ship was published by Terrace Books, a Trade Imprint of The University of Wisconsin Press. It is the author's own story of life, loss, and survival at sea and is graphically biographical. It is available in hard cover and will be released in paperback and digitally in early 2013. A translated version titled MOT SODERHAVET has been published in Sweden, with many color photos included, by NORSTEDTS, NAUTISKA BIBLIOTEKET. The tale encapsulates the author as product of the first thirty years of her life.
Muzungu; A-frican Lost Soul's Reality Check, the author's Travel/Adventure/Memoir of her unlikely escapades throughout Kenya picks up on her personal journey a couple decades later.
The author's award winning children's book - CBC Gold Medal Winner and SHARP WRIT BOOK AWARD First Place Winner - titled When This Is Over, I Will Go To School, And I Will Learn To Read; A Story of Hope and Friendship for One Young Kenyan Orphan is also a result of her African adventure.
Finally, the author has penned a homily entitled, Child, You Are Miracle, which was published by World Vision.
Links to these, plus PR Events, reviews and video trailers to her three published books can be found on her website: www.pamelasismanbitterman.com
Pamela Sisman Bitterman's writing has emerged amidst her travels, adventures and finally her marriage and children. Her goal is to explore her world with her heart, mind, eyes and arms wide open, and to write about her experiences with humanity and honesty.
Her future remains to be seen, and to be told.
"When This Is Over, I Will Go To School, And I Will Learn To Read"
A Story of Hope And Friendship For One Young Kenyan Orphan
Mrs. Pamela Sisman Bitterman
Ian Lesser, Pamela Sisman Bitterman
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No one knows the story of Kenya better than the children who live it.
I had the opportunity to travel to this country and become immersed with the families there. The result is a 1500-word nonfiction children's picture book containing over 70 unique and original color images, titled, "When This Is Over, I Will Go To School, And I Will Learn To Read: A Story of Hope and Friendship for One Young Kenyan Orphan."
This true story of one little boy is told in his own words. It has already been awarded the First Prize from both Character Building Counts, and Sharp Writ Book Awards.
While there are many books about Africa on the market, none are told from a child's point of view like this one.
The children from the village created the book's illustrations. I asked these students to draw what represented family, love, happiness, sadness, fear and hope for them. I have also included powerful photographs of the children, the school, the village and the countryside, the hospital, the mobile clinic and orphan program.
It is this truth that is certain to nudge the hearts and minds of parents, teachers and children everywhere.
I have promised all proceeds from the sale of this book to the children of the tiny village school where the illustrations were created. They trust me. And they wait.
- Publication Date:
- 1480283274 / 9781480283275
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 6"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction / General