It’s hard to believe SOAR has been out for an entire year, and what an amazing year it has been. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, the connection to Ramone’s journey has been so touching and overwhelming to see. It is beyond my wildest dreams and each day keeps getting better.
In the past year, Ramone’s story has made its way to Australia, England, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Scotland, Wales and numerous states within the U.S. Bloggers have created the most amazing crafts, puppets, songs, lesson plans, and thoughtful reviews in honor of this book. Just this month SOAR was awarded Honorable Mention for the Purple Dragonfly Book Award which was the icing on the cake!
When I started writing about this fledgling hummingbird, I had no idea where it would lead, but the journey, like Ramone’s, has been scary and wonderful. I have heard from so many people how they are using Ramone as an example as the world begins to open up to help show their children that while it may be hard, the reward to overcoming your fears is wonderful. Thank you so much for the support this past year, I am humbled by the incredible ways people have celebrated this book.