"Paloma's Dream" by Paloma Rambana and Hillary Ring won
1st Place in the Youth Author Nonfiction Category by the Dragonfly Book Awards!
You can get your copy of Paloma's Dream for free at www.freebraillebooks.org! Donations are accepted and appreciated to the Temple Beth El Braille Bindery for cost of supplies and equipment maintenance.
"Paloma puts in print life experiences and her special journey, that demonstrates the power of one, no matter how young or challenged. This extraordinary young lady is an inspiration and example for others on how to live and persevere, as well as how one can foster and champion change for those who do not have a voice. Despite her visual impairment, she sees, understands and has the insight, courage and drive from which many can learn. Bene Factum!"
-Salvatore M. Blandino, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Co-Chair of District 6940 Rotary Youth Exchange of Florida
"I have just finished the book and WOW! Thank you so much for allowing me to be one of the first to read it. Can't wait to get a real copy. What a great way to share your life story, which is so full for such a short time! I just love the way your book teaches, not just about your condition and what you have done, but also other teaching points about the meaning of words, places and who certain people are. More importantly, you will help so many who are labeled 'different' and suffer from the bullying and staring and just plain rudeness. You have my utmost respect and I am so proud to know you and your parents. They have done a marvelous job of raising independent young ladies. I have to share one of my favorites from your book- learning about the o in capitol as it related to the dome. I used that al of the time when I was teaching! Congratulations, Paloma!"
-Lenita Joe, former Library Media Specialist and Teacher of the Year