Arlene has plans, Big Plans.

She’s going to be the youngest student government officer in Greenwood Elementary history.  She’ll be the biggest thing to hit little Rhode Island since the invention of coffee milk.  Sure, she wears purple leg braces and has a weird-sounding disease like Charcot-Marie-Tooth, but that won’t stop her. Onward she marches, bending rules and blasting stereotypes in an effort to win no matter what

Arlene will make young readers laugh, but she’ll also make them think.  Through her own, unexpected judgments of others, Arlene demonstrates the value of embracing, not erasing, difference.

Delivering a positive message about diversity, disability and appreciating the differences among us.

”This witty children’s book is more than just a cool read for your kids; it’s a message they will carry with them about accepting others for who they are.” –SO Rhode Island Magazine

“I’m thrilled that Arlene is on the scene! She conveys the powerful message that we all need to celebrate, not erase, our differences.” –Laurie Berkner, award-winning children’s recording artist

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All proceeds will be donated to help those living with CMT.
Sponsored by the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation.