a-m-i-l-o-u ... and That Who Is
Observe, Recall, and Reflect Book
Open your heart and shine your light
Amilou has a secret. She feels tingling in her fingers and sees rainbow colors streaming from her hands. At school, Amilou notices colorful lights that change and glow brightly around her classmates’ heads. One night, before falling asleep, she hears a riddle. I go to it, inside me, and shine my light, 4U2C I am… That Who Is. “Weird words, but it’s a neat riddle”, she thought as she raised her hands above her head with her palms and fingers stretched, yet bent. She, then, moved each finger like she was playing a harp. Now, this night, she was happy to know the feeling’s name is ‘That Who Is’. At least, that is how she heard it. ‘That Who Is’ filled her heart with joy, and she could feel a warming glow in her chest. There was a fireplace inside her that lit brightly when she played with the strings of feeling between her fingers. The next day at school, Amilou shares her secret with a friend and plays with ‘That Who Is’. Rudi Rouzer, a bullish classmate, overhears Amilou and her friend. He chases them around the schoolyard benches, saying over and over, “That who is hooey, that who is hooey”. Amilou is embarrassed as she watches the children mock her. In the end, ‘That Who Is’ has a surprise for all of them. Amilou… and That Who Is tells a story about the glowing light within us that opens our hearts and helps us care for others as friends.
Format: 7 x 10 Color Paperback, 32 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 27, 2014)
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Interactive Adventures