kid’s books:Thankful


My parents always told my sisters and me to “Be thankful for what we had. It’s a great thing to remember don’t you think? Whether you write kid’s books like I do, or something else, I think you’re happier if you appreciate your blessings. College student Jordan Stiers realizes that too. How do I know that? Jordan’s grandma raised she and her four siblings. Jordan won a half -court shooting basketball contest. Guess what she won? Jordan won $10,000. Did you guess what she’s going to do with the money?

Jordan plans to give the prize to her grandma,.Here’s what she said after the victory:

“I was just thinking about my Nana and what I was going to do to help her,” Stiers toldKWCH-TV.”

“She’s my mom, my  dad. She’s my grandma – she’s everything. She has done so much for me, taught me so much.“I don’t think she’s going to believe me,” Stiers told KWCH-TV of her grandma. “This kind of thing doesn’t happen to people like us. She’s probably going to cry, just like I did.”

Suppose Jordan’s grandma didn’t adopt she and her siblings? They may have remained in foster care for years. Didn’t Nana do a wonderful thing? Imagine how excited she’ll feel when she’s able to afford things she may never have had.

Who chose Jordan to participate in the contest?  “Kansas basketball coach Bill Self selects someone to attempt the shot each year on behalf of a student.”

If you like reading kid’s books that highlight friendship and generosity, you may enjoy Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. You’ll meet Bentley, an obnoxious bulldog, in the beginning of this captivating animal tale. But you’ll be surprised at the events in this book. It may become one of your favorite kid’s books. The animal characters narrate it for you.

For more on Jordan’s story, please follow this link:

Kentucky Student Donates $10,000 Half-Court Shot Contest Winnings to Grandma Who Rescued Her From Foster Care

copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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  1. Sherry Ellis says:

    I’m glad she won the prize, and that was a very nice thing for her to do with it.


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