Grammie’s Secret Cupboard (Mom’s Choice Award)
“Did you know that Grammie has a secret cupboard?” my cousin Jeffrey whispered to me. “She keeps special toys there—one magical toy for each kid—and no one else will ever play with it.
Could that really be true?
If so, what would she find in that cupboard for me?
One grownup can make all the difference in a child’s life—and future. Before I knew my entire alphabet or how to use it to form words, my grandmother gave me a gift and the encouragement to become a writer. I am who I am because of what I received from her secret cupboard. I hope this encourages grownups of all ages to understand the power of affirming words and to see the magic in every child’s eyes.