‘It’s OK to be different’

JERRI NORMANDIN, pictured, has released another three books in her “Nicole’s Adventures” series, the latest being “NICOLE’S ADVENTURES AT THE CHICAGO CUBS BASEBALL GAME,” which has the approval of Major League Baseball to use the Cubs’ name and logo.

“I am donating several of these books to two children’s hospitals in Chicago that the Cubs support,” Jeri wrote. “They are personally taking my books to the hospitals.”

“Nicole’s Adventures is a book series about a 5-year-old girl who lives her life in a wheelchair,” Jeri told Coast Weekend’s “Five Minutes With” last fall. “Nicole goes on all kinds of adventures with her companion dog, Zoe, and her family.” The books are available at PublishAmerica.com and Amazon.com

The inspiration to create the Nicole books came from the many special needs children Jeri has worked with over the years. “It’s important to teach children that it’s OK to be different,” she emphasized, “and it’s OK to be friends with children with special needs of all kinds, and not be scared of them.”

— Elleda Wilson

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