KELLIE GREENWALD FULFILLS A DREAM. After her dad, Hank Greenwald, ended his career of broadcasting for the Giants, Yankees, A s & Warriors & published his memoirs in 1999, his daughter Kellie announced that she wanted to publish her autobiography, too. Anyone who knows Kellie s enthusiasm & tenacity would not have doubted that some day she would accomplish that goal, even though she had been born in 1978 with Down syndrome and a serious heart condition. Kellie did persevere, working very hard at her dynamically expressive artwork & text, so that now Kellie s dream has been realized with the publishing of her autobiography which contains Kellie s vibrant, bold illustrations that reflect the sparkling vitality of her personality & graphically complement her hand-lettered text which introduces Kellie to us as she describes memorable events & emotions of her life. Kellie s Book expresses her celebration of life & promises to be a source of hope for people with developmental challenges, their families, extended families, providers, & educators. It is a testament to the fact that when children know they are utterly loved & supported, there is no end to what they can achieve & no end to what they can give back by uplifting the lives of those around them. Kellie s Book also includes four pages of photos of Kellie enjoying various life experiences with her family & with many of her friends from the world of sports, including Dusty Baker, Thom Brennaman, Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, Jon Miller, & Ted Robinson. Kellie Greenwald s inspiring autobiography is written with straightforward sincerity. She invites readers of all ages & interests to celebrate life with her as she chronicles events and emotions that each of us may experience. Getting to know Kellie is to understand that the face of Down syndrome is another precious face of humanity different, & yet the same. Kellie s illustrations are as appealing & inviting as Kellie herself. Her drawings express the sparkling vitality of her personality as they graphically complement her text. Kellie is a true colorist. With an innate sense of composition she renders her drawings with elegant simplicity. Kellie loves introducing herself to us &, as we read the last page, we feel as if we ve been given a great big literary hug that is straight from her heart. Kellie s Book is a source of hope for people with developmental challenges, their families, extended families, providers, & educators. It is a testament to the fact that when children know they are utterly loved & supported, there is no end to what they can achieve & no end to what they give back by uplifting the lives of those around them. Part of sales proceeds are being donated to The Cedars of Marin, a facility for adults with developmental disablilties.
Laura Gilbert on Amazon wrote:
A most beautiful book by an extraordinary young lady! Great job Kellie!
"Kellie's Book" is an inspiration! I've purchased several copies for gifts as well as show-and-tell. Kellie's art work brings each page to life, offering encouragement and wisdom to children and adults alike. Thanks Kellie!