When I read Portia's Incredible Journey, it was as if the author was writing about me. I was 9 years old when my parents and I found out I had type 1 diabetes. As I read Portia's story, I felt her pain and realized that I'm not alone as a type 1 diabetic. It is a great book. --Saraolivia T. , 11 years old, 6TH grade, Monroe Math/Science Magnet, Inglewood, CA
As an educator, I know how important it is for children to read quality literature books, such as Portia's Incredible Journey, that are culturally responsive and relevant. --Beverly Jean Crosby, Principal, Fifty-Second Street Elementary School, Los Angeles, California
Portia s Incredible Journey is a heartwarming story about an eleven-year-old girl named Portia, who must brave a challenging journey of personal crisis and self-discovery, learning to understand the sun always shines after the rain is gone. With her grandma s sage advice, her perseverance, and the unconditional love of her parents, Portia blossoms into a mature young lady who learns to love and be loved. The heroine created by Ms. Emma Price is a positive role model for boys and girls facing difficult circumstances and going through their own troubles. --Wendy Li. LMT, Portola Middle School, Orange, CA
About the Author
Emma L Price is a retired elementary and middle school teacher, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Formerly of North Carolina, she now lives in Southern California. Mrs. Price has published several professional articles in journals and newspapers. Portia's Incredible Journey is her first published children's book.