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“VSA arts [an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts] is an international non-profit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where all people with disabilties learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.”
As I also believe strongly in the arts – and literacy – I was thrilled to be invited to read at Celebrity Story Hour at the VSA Arts in Action festival at Union Station.
I read “We’ll Paint the Octopus Red,” a delightful story by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen. In the book, it takes Emma some convincing that she will enjoy being a big sister. But she is convinced!When she finds out that her little baby brother, Isaac, is born with Down Syndrome, she worries that he won’t be able to do all the things she was so excited about doing with him. She learns that through loveand patience, he’ll be able to do all of those things, if she shows him how.
Arts in Action continues through tomorrow evening at Union Station. Check out plays, concerts, and other events and activities for the entire family!
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That’s so awesome you got to participate in this event for such a wonderful cause… It’s all about giving back and you certainly do a terrific job of doing just that! 🙂