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“(I like Black Day) because the author of it has Down Syndrome”

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Children's author Marcus Sikora visited Horace Mann after receiving an award winning letter from a fifth grader. Marcus Sikora is the author of the children's book “Black Day”, a Halloween book about a boy wanting to be accepted into a monster band. Marcus Sikora got the idea for the book at a state park. “I was at Mahoney State Park,” Marcus Sikora said. “It’s a great place to think about monsters.” Marcus Sikora also draws his inspiration from activities he enjoys, especially theater. He has performed in local plays,

Starter Press for Be Beautiful, Be Yourself

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s fashion show brings out the stars Models with Down syndrome, such as 2017 Global Down Syndrome Foundation Ambassador Marcus Sikora, will be joined on the runway of next month’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show by such celebrities as Oscar-winning actress Maris Tomei, Eva Longoria, Joe Manganiello, Tony-winning Denis O’Hare, actor-author-comedian and Global board member John C, McGinley, Jamie Foxx and more. International supermodel and apparel designer Madeleine Stuart will receive the 2017 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award at the glamorous event. Read More - 

Allies

Grown Ups & Downs|

Today I want to talk about allies. People who will stand by us, support us, even go to war if needed. Friends who became allies Our friends, seriously guys, I don’t mean to show off but – c’mon! Through thick and thin. Highs and lows. Our friends celebrate with us every win, with the understanding of what each win means to us. Many of our friends are traveling over 500 miles to celebrate with us at the Be Beautiful, Be Yourself Fashion Show. And though everyone who we know

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Video Interview with Marcus

Did you catch this on Meriah Nichols' blog? Marcus is part of a great series call "Voices from the Disability Community" As an ally, I learn so much from these, and we're delighted Marcus was invited to partake. Voices From The Disability Community: Marcus Sikora Marcus Sikora is the first Voice interview via video! Like a lot of other things he does, he’s breaking ground here. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/2yhhLkK  

By | September 17th, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Actor, Singer, PB&J Connoisseur – Introducing 2017 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Ambassador: Marcus Sikora

From the Global Down Syndrome Foundation official release: As an author, singer, actor and self-advocate, Marcus Sikora has already accomplished more in his life than most other 26-year-olds. Now he’s gathering yet another accomplishment as the 2017 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Ambassador. When it comes to describing the Nebraska native, many people tend to use the word creative. The description aligns perfectly with Marcus’ ambitions, in 2015 he released his first animated short and children’s book Black Day: The Monster Rock Band to wildly positive reviews. “I’ve always liked to make stories,” Marcus said. “One day, I had an idea

By | September 16th, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Letter that Rocked my World

Last week Google led me to a letter written by a 5th grader that rocked my world. The letter was a state level winner of the Letters About Literature contest sponsored by the Library of Congress. It was written to author Beth Vrabel about her book, Pack of Dorks.  I was previously unaware of this chapter book series. Although I don’t know how, because they appear to be immensely popular and also includes a touch of diversity within their stories.  Letter About Literature Contest The Library of Congress website Read.gov  about the contest:   Students are asked to read a

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