March 11, 2006
Post #1937 – 20060311
I publish the Cell Door Magazine (celldoor.com)which is written for the most part by inmates or ex-cons. Gwen Seale, who is incarcerated in GA, wrote a lovely children’s story with illustrations about a girl who is the daughter of an incarcerated woman. AMY HAD A SECRET You can view the book on the WEB at: lairdcarlson.com/celldoor/00502/NBSeale00502AmyHadASecret.htm,
or I could send you a printed copy. I think it would be a good subject for your children’s book review on NPR and you also may help get it into the female prison around the country.
Thanks for calling the book to my attention. I had a look at it. It's well-done, and conveys an important message. But it happens I don't pick books for the radio segment based on message or social import--not that I think those aren't legitimate, just that I'm looking for different things in a work of art. The book might be of interest to some of the news/information programs on NPR, and commercial broadcasting as well--and I encourage you to to approach them.