"Our second wind is a culmination of lifetime experiences, talents and passions rolled into life-lesson, stories for every generation." - Cheryl Lewis Bevery, Co-Founder/Second Wind Creations
Cheryl Lewis Beverly, Psychologist
"I have worked professionally as a counselor and school psychologist with my practice concentrating on children that often are with perceived problems and disabilities. I say perceived because frequently a child was referred to me for evaluation because they did not 'fit in.' One such case was a young, obese, African-American girl. She was very dark with short hair, ill-fitting clothes and attended a prestigious elementary school in a middle class neighborhood. She was perceived by students and staff as 'different' and therefore as somehow disabled. My evaluation found her intellect above normal and her academic skill age and grade appropriate. What was “disabled” was her sense of self-esteem and worth that was not being fostered by her current school placement. She remained at the school and without “fitting in” found her own path to success. She is one of my “whisperers” that tells her story to Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright. Now I share those stories with all of you through the Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright series of bedtime stories."
“We are narrowing the diversity gap in children’s book publishing. The next generation cannot afford to hate”
The Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright series tells stories with diverse characters where race is not the central issue of the storyline. Instead ...
... the issues are those that ALL children face."
"Our readers see a multicultural world … … where it is normal for young people of different cultures, ethnicities and national heritages to be friends, have similar dreams and similar ambitions.."
Childhood can often bring new and difficult challenges.
Sometimes, if we are lucky, we meet a special spirit, someone who guides us wisely through childhood with love and good humor.
Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright helps our children learn to appreciate their differences and celebrate their abilities.