about the story
The story of a young man who learns to use a mind that thinks differently to come up with ideas that help make a difference in the diverse (and sometimes, divisive) world outside his window. The story looks at the people, places and experiences -- from athletics to the arts, from grilled cheese sandwiches to grandparents -- which shape the young man's path, and the sustained ripple effect of his ideas -- his own subsequent efforts in service, diversity and philanthropy as well as the efforts of others impacted along the way. Based on the true story of Greg Forbes Siegman.
the first thirty
Co-authored by Jillip Naysinthe Paxson, The First Thirty was honored as 2007 Northeast Student Diversity Leadership Conference Multicultural Relations Book of the Year. It is 96 pages long. It is read by people of all ages from 4th and 5th grade and up -- including students (middle school through college), young adults, educators, professionals, parents & grandparents. To read reviews, click here. To order copies of the books, please visit Shopping Cart. To place bulk orders, email Books@IdeaListEnterprises.com
the silhouette man
The Silhouette Man is an expanded version of The First Thirty. It is 192 pages long. Intended for adult readers, the book tells the story with an even greater emphasis on the role that teachers and adults played in shaping the young man's path and principles. The book was honored in Canada in 2009 with the Wisdom Speaks honor - given to a book that celebrates the wisdom of grandparents. To read reviews, click here. To order copies, go to Shopping Cart . To place bulk orders, email Books@IdeaListEnterprises.com
a place to sit
A Place To Sit is a companion workbook co-authored by Catheryne Izeklow Rozelle. It is filled with hundreds of questions, ideas and projects that allow you, the reader, to take the lessons out of The First Thirty and/or The Silhouette Man and apply them to your own life. The questions, ideas and projects can be done individually or as part of a group, team or class. To order copies, go to the Shopping Cart. To place bulk orders, email Books@IdeaListEnterprises.com