Winner of two awards
Friday, March 30, 2012
Rita Vetsch ’95 published her first book, “The Many Colors of Friendship.” Vetsch, an elective studies major, spent nearly two years writing this book about diversity for young readers. The book was inspired by Katherine, Vetsch’s 5-year-old daughter. The story is based upon how Katherine conquers her fears about talking to Luis, a new student, who looks different from the rest of the class. The book recently was named a finalist in the Children’s Education category for the prestigious National Books Award 2010. It previously won the International Book Award. The book can be purchased online through www.eloquentbooks.com/TheManyColorsOfFriendship.html or www.amazon.com.