Chapter 4 – Friendship knows no color

There were no black people in the town I grew up in. It wasn't until I went to Lorain Catholic High School my freshman year that I started making friends with people who were a different color than me. My first black friend was Dionne Gorham. We just clicked. It didn't matter that she was…

Chapter I – Why I wrote a book for my nieces

Growing up as the oldest of five was a big responsibility for me. I can't count how many times my parents told me, "be a good example for your siblings." Over and over, I would want to do something bad, but then I would remember in my head what about Amy, Tony, Kelly and Mary? …