Looking for a great summer read? Sunny’s Story!
A great summer read, Sunny’s Story is a drug prevention story for children, adolescents, teenagers, parents, grandparents, and teachers. Written by Courage to Speak ®Foundation CEO and Founder, Ginger Katz, this is a true story about her son, Ian James Eaccarino, who fell victim to drug addiction. Sunny’s Story is narrated through the eyes, ears and mind of Sunny, the family beagle. Sunny tells the story of life with his best friend, Ian. Ginger lets Sunny tell the story of their Ian’s experimentation with cigarettes, drugs and alcohol and its tragic consequences- Ian’s death. This great summer read has also been recognized in CADCA‘s book club.
Sunny’s Story has touched people of all ages and backgrounds. One of the students, Matthew, who participated in the program said, “I loved Sunny’s Story. It taught me how to not keep secrets from my parents. I will never do drugs because I know what will happen to me.” Grandmother, Helen Seplowitz, had no problem relating to the story. She claims, “Sunny’s Story is absolutely required reading to and/or for your child at the earliest age when the inherent dangers of illegal substances will be unfailingly presented to her/him. It is simply a matter of proactively taking a quick pleasant step that can avoid a potential tragedy. And don’t forget to repeat as needed.”
Sunny’s Story is read at many dinner tables across the country, in schools, libraries, as part of Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Education Programs for elementary, middle and high school students as well as a standalone book for children of all ages, parents, grandparents, teachers and professionals in the field of treatment and prevention.
Ginger Katz has transformed a personal tragedy into a beacon of hope. Parents and their children need to talk openly and honestly about all of life’s challenges, but particularly about the dangers of alcohol and drug use. Communication between them must be clear and consistent.
Ginger is a true inspiration to many, a nationally recognized figure in the world of drug prevention education, an avid sportswoman, competitive rower, athlete, and dedicated mother, wife, and friend.
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