To seed the Acts, I gave the executive director of the Fredrick Douglas Family Foundation $10 and told him to send copies to 10 people he thought would benefit from receiving the gift. A few weeks later, I started receiving messages from the people he had gifted books. One lucky recipient was an administrator of a high school for inner city girls. The administrator and I exchanged a number of emails. We brainstormed possible ways to work together to bring Gary Russo and the message of the book to her girls, and possibility their parents.
I followed up with some ideas and received this message back:
“I must share with you this story. I am reading my student’s journal and she writes:
JOURNAL REFLECTION QUESTION:
“When I look in the mirror, am I happy with what I see?”
“Sometimes when I look in the mirror, I am not happy with what I see. I see a girl who has been hiding the passion for singing for years, and it kills her inside…”
Talk about synchronicity! I sent her your book… will let you know. :)”