Beautiful Eyes

Thankfully Meritage Press took a chance on this little project. Ramon Abad, the illustrator, and I have been working on this book since the late 1990’s. We finished in 2009, and finally found our lovely project a home at Meritage Press. Beautiful Eyes was well received at the official launch party at the San Francisco Public Library, Sunday, July 22, 2012, with so many supporters and community members. The book is currently part of the San Francisco Unified School District’s Filipino Language Program curriculum. It will be the first book kindergartners will read.

We thank all the community support and especially Dr. Allyson Tintiangco who helped bring it to a larger audience at San Francisco Unified School District. It’s a dream I didn’t know I had- school children reading my book. I couldn’t be more thankful of the support and being able to be part of children’s education and self affirmation.