just before christmas I facebooked how disappointed i was to find there were very few books (appropriate ages) for my babes with brown skinned characters as the protagonist.
one of the best parts about my hubby’s job is that we get to meet people from all over the world who come to our small part of America to be summer counselors.
for the last two years there has been one such person, from barbados, with the counselor name of “Tada”. you can find his face here, he’s the one front and center in the left hand picture (not making the bunny ears, obviously).
tada read my facebook post and promptly went to work searching for books that fit my description.
yesterday the kids received a package in the mail.
with this written inside: “to trysten, tomas, tariku, binyam and dailah. this book traveled 2,800 miles, but your brothers traveled 3, 800 miles. it’s a small world after all. 🙂 merry christmas, tada!!!”
how cool is that? such an awesome guy…who is coming back this summer again! very exciting.
today i’m reveling in some barbados-love.
*my first post without caps. mama no likie. might have to go back. 🙂