Deedee Cummings Writes Positive and Inspirational Books for Children
Deirdre “Deedee” Pecchioni Cummings is the founder of Make A Way Media, LLC. You may have seen her books under her other author name, Deirdre Pecchioni Cummings. Her new author name, Deedee Cummings, is easier for children to learn although it caused her much hard work to change everything in print. She focuses on sharing powerful, inspiring and uplifting messages which shine through her picture books.
The person who introduced me to this author is Becky Flansburg, author of Sissy Goes Tiny, that I wrote about earlier this week.
DeeDee Cummings is an Award Winning Author
She donates hundreds of books and volunteer hours every year to families, children, churches, and the local school system. She and her husband Anthony, live in Louisville, Kentucky with their three children. She is a graduate of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She also earned a master’s degree and a law degree from the University of Louisville. Wow, that is one busy and generous woman!
With no further ado, here are the books and a little about each one that I received in the mail much to my surprise!
I like this book and think it would be very appropriate to stop some of the silly thoughts children have during Valentine’s season at school. The images in this book have a broader definition of love that can be appreciated even by the very young. This book is appropriate for public school children. Love is a gift meant to be shared by every being. The images show that even children are capable of these thoughts.
I Want to Be A Bennett Belle
This book is a tribute to the HBCU Deedee, her mother Andrea, her Aunt Penny, and her sister Amanda attended. They all graduated from Bennett College, and they each credit the school with changing their lives for the better. This school is all-female. It is never too early to think about higher education!
If a Caterpillar Can Fly, Why Can’t I?™
This book is a journal (and maybe a coloring book) which is a reminder that it is never too early for kids to begin working toward their dreams. Children will learn about self-reliance, establishing goals, and achieving their dreams. All people and ages enjoy this book, but the overall it is geared more towards women and girls.
Like Rain Water
This is a coloring book and journal. It was as a tribute to Deedee’s mother, Andrea Mast Pecchioni who passed away in 2003 from breast cancer. All about hope, love, kindness, and compassion- including the compassion you show yourself, this book will help children through tough times.
Thank you for reading!