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Imagine If... I Could Calm a Storm
Speight/Acampora
Hardcover
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BOOK SUMMARY
A true story of a young boy who wanted to help those devestated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

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BOOK SYNOPSIS
In 2005, Hurricanes Rita and Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States. The damage and loss of life was unprecedented and much of the world could only stand by and watch as events unfolded. For one child,he imagined that he could make a difference.

IMAGINE IF… I Could Calm a Storm is a story of "Camden” from North Carolina who helped collect over 340 cases of water at his Elementary School and sent them to hurricane victims in need. Each bottle had a unique note written by the children of his school.

You will enjoy this beautifully illustrated journey of giving as you first read the account from Camden’s eyes and then from the eyes of a family from Louisiana who received these precious gifts. It’s a great motivational and thinking book for children as they realize that one person can make a difference.

BOOK EXCERPTS
It was a rainy day in September. Camden sadly stared out the window wondering when the skies would clear so he could go out and play. He slumped down into his favorite chair, picked up the remote control and turned on the television. He searched the channels for a weather report.

He sat up straighter as he listened to a reporter talk about a strong storm, a hurricane named Katrina that had made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States. He learned how people had to leave their homes during the storm. Many of those homes were destroyed and some families lost all they owned. They did not even have clean water to drink.

AUTHOR BIO
Kathy Speight, Co-Author
Kathy was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent much of her life growing up in Miami, Florida. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with a Business Marketing degree. After working in textile management for 8 years, Kathy turned her career to Human Resources and Training Development. She currently works as a Marketing Assistant with a real estate company in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Kathy’s greatest accomplishment has been surviving motherhood with two young boys! She is daily entertained and inspired by the young men God has entrusted to her. Her life walk is enhanced with the company of her best friend and husband, Jerry.

Camden Speight, Co-Author
Camden was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. His younger brother, Cooper is his best friend. Camden is in the Fourth Grade and enjoys playing all types of sports—baseball is always his first choice! Camden’s favorite subject in school is Physical Education, with Math being a close second.

It was Camden’s idea to head up a project at his elementary school to help the victims of the 2005 hurricanes in Louisiana and Mississippi. What began as a water collection event turned into so much more - not just for Camden, but for his entire school.

Camden wants to go to college and become a professional baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles. After accomplishing that, he would like to be a commentator for ESPN.

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BOOK REVIEWS
"True stories touch our hearts. Imagine If...I Could Calm a Storm is the wonderful recollection of a young boy’s plan to reach out to the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Through the touching words of the authors, Kathy and Camden Speight, and the vivid, colorful illustrations by Janis Acampora, children come to realize that, no matter what their age, they can be a helping hand to those who are suffering. They can also be that cheerful sign that lets them know there is someone out there thinking of them and praying that they will make it through the struggles. This book also reminds parents that they can be the catalysts through which their children can carry out their action plans. Don’t just read this story, read this story and take action - share the riches; spread the love; ease the pain".
Janet Maries, School Educator
Phoenix, AZ


"This is a great read-a-long book for any family. The lessons in it are many. From leadership to caring to acting and planning, your kids will get the message whether they read it themselves or you read it with them”.
Cindy Farmer- News Anchor
Greensboro, NC


"Being the grandmother of twelve, I think this book should be in every family library. It lets children of any age know that if they can think it, they can do it and make a difference. It teaches them to be thoughtful of others and that it's okay to help even if you are just one person”.
Dolores Brown
Winston-Salem, NC


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MORE BOOK INFO
ISBN: 1606431072
ISBN(13-digit): 9781606431078
Copyright: 2008
Library of Congress: 2008903131
Book Publisher: Friends in Action Publishing
Binding: Perfect
No. of Pages: 32
Acid Free Paper: Yes



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