In a special virtual event, Jeff Kinney, author of the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID series interviews Jake Marrazzo, a 17-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Jake has written a children's book, ONE WANTS TO BE A LETTER, about being different and finding your true self. It's an inspiring story for everyone who reads it. Jake has been featured on the Dr. Phil Show, WCVB-ABC Channel 5 Boston, among other news outlets. A portion of the proceeds from the book sales will go to the 4 Jake’s Sake Charitable Foundation, which helps families with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to make their homes accessible. Save your spot in the free event below!
Jake will be signing and personalizing copies of ONE WANTS TO BE A LETTER purchased from An Unlikely Story on or before December 15th. If you would like a personalized copy, please include the name of the person you would like the book personalized to in the “Order Comments” section when checking out on our website no later than Monday, December 14th.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
One Wants to be a Letter is a story about being different. One is a number whose friends are all letters and he felt different and wanted to be just like his friends. What kid or young adult hasn't felt like this at some point in their lives? Throughout the story, One keeps trying to be a letter, when in the end he finds out that being a Number One was what he was meant to be. When you are true to who you are, you will find your happiness. A portion of the proceeds from the book sales will go to the 4 Jake's Sake Charitable Foundation, helping families living with Duchenne to make their homes and lives more accessible. About the authorFrom the time Jake learned to speak, it was apparent he was extremely creative. He would constantly be coming up with ideas for books. One day when Jake was four, he came downstairs and said "Dad, I have an idea for a book and it's called 1 Wants to Be a Letter. He began to talk about the number 1 whose friends were all letters and he felt different and wanted to be like them. We talked about the ideas that eventually became this book. Many of the words came from Jake's Dad, but the idea and story came from the creative mind of a four-year old. There is a bit of prophecy here, as Jake was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy when he was eight, and lost his ability to walk when he was twelve. Currently, Jake is 17 and going into his senior year of high school and despite his physical challenges, he still wants to be just like everyone else.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
About the Author Jake Marrazzo was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy when he was eight and lost his ability to walk when he was twelve. Jake is in his senior year of high school and is active in the drama club, appearing in numerous plays and musicals. Despite his physical challenges, he still wants to be just like everyone else. Jake has been featured on the Dr. Phil Show, WCVB-ABC Channel 5 Boston, WBZ-CBS Channel 4 Boston and in local newspapers, the Metro west Daily News, the Community Advocate and the Hudson Sun. For more information about Jake Marrazzo and the One Wants to be a Letter Book as well as purchase details, please visit:https://4jakessake.com/one-wants-to-be-a-letter-a-book-by-jake-marrazzo/