Joe in Iceland, March 2015
photos by Chris Ogden
Photos from Book Reading September 26, 2014
at Frank Porter Graham Elementary School Hispanic Heritage Night
Photos by Louise and Hattie Bendall
Photos from August 23rd Book Launch Celebration
at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro
Photos by Silvia Pini
I Built My House on a Volcano/Mi casa en el volcán is a bilingual picture book for all ages, and a parable about what happens when we follow our dreams and find more difficulties than we imagined.
Following our dreams can feel like choosing to live on a volcano. We know there will be difficulties, but may not see them clearly until they erupt beneath our feet. And no matter what, we can't survive and succeed alone. Find out what happens when Herman leaves his life as a miner to build his house on a volcano. Can he embrace the challenges and live his dream?
This book was inspired by the challenges and joys of living in community; by a trip to Santorini Island in Greece, where people really do live on the rim of a volcano; and by everyone who pursues an unconventional path of beauty and connection.
Esta historia es producto de las alegrías y desafíos de vivir en comunidad, así como también de mi viaje a la Isla Santorini en Grecia, donde la gente realmente vive al borde de un volcán. Parte de mi inspiración la debo asímismo a aquéllos que procuran senderos poco convencionales de belleza y comunión.
Dedicated to Freddy and to all those who suffer from living near an active volcano. We send our thoughts and love to them.
Dedicado con cariño a Freddy y a todos los que sufren por vivir cerca de un volcán activo.
Ana Baca, author of Chiles for Benito anabaca.wordpress.com
Agustín Comotto, author of El mar dijo basta! www.agustincomotto.com
Laird Schaub, group consultant, founder of Sandhill Farm in Missouri, and Executive Secretary of the Fellowship for Intentional Community. communityandconsensus.blogspot.com
Tyler Armstrong, record setting young mountaineer climbing the highest mountains in the world, encourages kids to set their own personal goals--kids can do more than adults think they can. Tyler uses his amazing talents to help other kids who have trouble walking and suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Tyler's friends with Duchenne inspire him to keep climbing higher when he is tired on the mountain. www.TopWithTyler.com
Phillip Shabazz, poet, writer, educator, and author of Flames in the Fire www.flamesinthefireps.com
All illustrations copyright Stacye Leanza