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Author, Kim Ely Morris

An endearing children's picture book written to educate young children about eye sight differences, diversity and acceptance!

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Through the Eyes of Love

Author, Kim Ely Morris

Read on to meet the Author and Illustrator of Through the Eyes of Love.

  Kim Morris and Wendy Byrd first met at the elementary school in which they were both employed.  After writing the book, Kim knew Wendy would be the perfect person to illustrate.  Wendy's artistic talent can be seen on the walls of the school.  She takes pride in everything she does and especially loves the children.  "Through the Eyes of Love" is their first writing and illustrating adventure.  They hope their talents will touch the lives of many children in the years to come!

Kim lives with her husband, Scott, and their two children, Evan and Ellie, in Northwest North Carolina in the town otherwise known as Mayberry. She has worked in the elementary education field neatly two decades.  Her inspiration for this children’s book comes from the chronic eye disease with which she was diagnosed over twenty years ago.  This incurable, rather mysterious disease called “Ocular Histoplasmosis” has left her with low vision.  Her hope is the book will help educate young children about sight differences and also raise awareness as to the importance of eye health and routine eye care.  She hopes the books message will encourage children to be accepting of those around us whith differences!  

Kim's job during the last several years has been tutoring elementary school children in reading thus helping them to achieve grade level proficiency.  Overcoming the obstacles she faces because of this disease has allowed her to continue to work with children in the capacity that she holds dear.  Kim dedicates this book to the many people who courageously live every day with little or no vision.   During her free time, Kim enjoys watching her children play in various sports.  She is actively involved in church and also serves on various committees.

Wendy Byrd was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and now lives in Westfield, North Carolina with her husband, Ronnie.  She has three step-children, Shane, William, and Jesse. She finds inspiration in everyday life, and through her illustrations, hopes to leave a legacy by sharing her art with children.  In her free time, Wendy enjoys spending time outdoors, taking care of her numerous pets and giving art lessons to young children.        

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Through the Eyes of Love, Published July, 2009

 Contact us today to schedule your school or library visit presentation for the 2018-19 school year! The presentation material aligns with many aspects of  the Common Core curriculum.  Including the study of Helen Keller and Louis Braille, aspects of diversity and all character traits!

     A message from the author, Kim Ely Morris: One of my favorite things to do is share my story and books message with students and educators.  My decision to write Through the Eyes of Love was based upon two main influences.  Those contributing influences were the chronic eye disease with which I was diagnosed over twenty years ago and my love of teaching children to read. Kim Ely Morris' school visit presentation will offer children a glimpse into the world of diversity and how to "Transform a Challenge into a Reward."

Students will learn about: 

  • diversity-relating to sight differences and what life is like for a person with a vision impairment (students will try on glasses that allows the experience of a vision impairment)

  • character traits 

  • bullying 

  • the five senses  

  • the world of "braille"-each child will receive a braille alphabet card to take home!  

  • acceptance, compassion and love for those who do things differently 

  • eye health and safety 

  • the ABC's of writing, illustrating, editing and publishing a book with a focus on "author's purpose" 

  • question and answer session.                                                                                                                           Presentations can be arranged to fit thirty, forty five minute and one hour time frames!  Author visits are very affordable!  Contact us for pricing!If you would like to schedule a school  visit presentation or receive more information, please email  or call us directly at 336.351.3472

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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.   Helen Keller


To order your copy of Through the Eyes of Love, please click the button below!  On sale for $10.00 with $4.99 shipping.

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Through the Eyes of Love author, Kim Ely Morris is available for book signings and presentations for elementary school age children. Her focus is on educating young children about sight differences. The books message will teach children that we are all special and unique therefore we should be accepting of those with differences.
The presentation is designed to entice their reading interest and spark their artistic imagination!

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