KELLIE’S BOOK: THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE
by Kellie Greenwald
52 pages, 11 x 8½, hardcover
Ages 6 – adult. Enjoyed on many levels.
Kellie Greenwald is a talented young woman whose art pulsates with energy and love. Her remarkable abilities and joyous celebration of life are an inspiration to all who know her, and Kellie is a perfect example of how much can be accomplished by a person born with Down syndrome.
Kellie Greenwald’s inspiring autobiography is written with straightforward sincerity. She invites readers of all ages and interests to celebrate life with her as she chronicles events and emotions that each of us may experience. Getting to know Kellie is to understand that the face of Down syndrome is another precious face of humanity — different, and yet the same.
Using a vibrant, bold palette, Kellie’s illustrations are as appealing and inviting as Kellie herself. Her drawings express the sparkling vitality of her personality as they graphically complement her text. Kellie is a true colorist. With an innate sense of composition she renders her drawings with elegant simplicity.
Kellie loves introducing herself to us and, as we read the last page, we feel as if we’ve been given a great big literary hug that is straight from her heart.
Enthusiasm, tenacity, and sincerity flood each moment of Kellie Greenwald’s life, and they unmistakedly shine through in Kellie’s Book.
Kellie’s Book is a source of hope for people with developmental challenges, their families, extended families, providers, and educators. It is a testament to the fact that when children know they are utterly loved and supported, there is no end to what they can achieve and no end to what they give back by uplifting the lives of those around them.
“Kellie Greenwald has touched my life just like she touches everyone who meets her: with love, happiness, hope and belief in all that is good in the human spirit. Let her do the same for you!” — Thom Brennaman, Broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds
“Kellie’s Book fully captures the warmth, charm and perseverence of this remarkable personality. Kellie’s varied interests and her love for family and friends shine through each unique page and make it easy to see why she is a shining star to those of us who are lucky to know her and be her friend. And she really knows baseball!”
— Joe Castiglione, Broadcaster for the Boston Red Sox
“I feel lucky to have seen life through the eyes of Kellie Greenwald. Her innocence is warm, her honesty delightful, and her enthusiasm makes a bear hug look like a kiss on the cheek.” — Mike Krukow, Broadcaster for the San Francisco Giants
“My broadcast partner, Mike Krukow, and I have at least five Kellie Greenwald stories we can tell to get ourselves out of a bad mood. In the middle of a long road trip, tired and grumpy, we will say: ‘Let’s bring Kellie in from the bullpen.’ It works every time. Kellie Greenwald is someone everyone should know.”
— Duane Kuiper, Broadcaster for the San Francisco Giants
“I have known Kellie Greenwald since the day she arrived on Planet Earth. Since then it’s been Planet Kellie, we’re all just living on it. As you’ll take from this book, she is galaxies ahead of all of us.”
— Doug Greenwald, Brother of the author and broadcaster for the Fresno Grizzlies
Part of the proceeds from the sales of Kellie’s Book will be donated to The Cedars of Marin, a facility for adults with developmental disablilties.
Do you have a question or comment for the author?
Contact Kellie Greenwald at HANCAR@aol.com .