My name is CC Rechsteiner. I was born with Cerebral Palsy and wrote two children's books "Apollo In Colorland" and "Apollo With His Friend In Colorland."These books are written for the ages 3 years & older.
"Apollo In Colorland deals with the subject of acceptance and rejection through jungle animals.
"Apollo With His Friends In Colorland" deals with the subject of being special the way you are through jungle animals.
I want to share my experiences in life with my disability to children through a fun loving and meaningful way.
Let me just tell you, I had an awesome time at the This & That Arts and Craft Show. I had a chance to network, meet new people and of course sell my book, Apollo in Colorland.
People stopped by booth not only to buy my book but more importantly tell me how my book touches lives. For instance, one woman told me that there is a three year old in her family who is blind. She bought my book for two reasons: (1) To show this little boy that even though he is blind, he is no different than any other person, and (2) If I could write a book with Cerebral Palsy, he could accomplish anything that he puts his mind to. Another woman told me that there is a four year old child in her family becoming aware of disabled people and they were trying to explain to this child why they have special needs. She bought my book to make it easier for the child to understand how people with special needs are still the same as her.
These women saw my book as a great tool to explain the concept that brings all humanity together – that although we all have our differences, we are still the same! I love to hear these stories, and how my book, “Apollo in Colorland” are touching people’s lives, even more than I could imagine!
The next place I will be at is the OC Turtle and Tortoise Show on August 28th! I can’t wait to tell you what happens there!