When: Thursday, January 31st., 2008. Despierta America from 7 to 10 AM
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Despierta América, one of the most popular Spanish language morning television programs, will present a segment about Annette Pérez, author of the bilingual children’s book My Brain Won’t Float Away/Mi cerebro no va a sair flotando (Campanita Books, New York). The segment will recognize the merits both of the book and its author, who has suffered from hydrocephalus since early childhood. In My Brain Won’t Float Away, Annette narrates her true story of growing up with hydrocephalus with humor, honesty, and compassion, and proves with her story that even the simplest act can change one’s life forever.
This is the second honor bestowed on Annette and her book during the month of January. On January 6, Puerto Rico’s First Lady, Luisa Gándara, selected My Brain Won’t Float Away as one of the presents to give to thousands of children during the traditional Three Kings Day celebration.
Annette Pérez was born in New York City to a family of Puerto Rican origin. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education and works for the Department of Education of the City of New York.
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