Chicago Author Donates Profits to Children's Earthquake Relief Efforts in Haiti

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Todd Zoellick, local children’s book author and former regional representative for the United States Department of Education, today announced 10 percent of all book purchases made through his website in February will go toward disaster relief efforts in Haiti, specifically helping children impacted by the recent earthquake.

“We have seen such devastation and hurting in Haiti, with countless children having lost everything: family, friends, possessions and their sense of normalcy. Their lives are forever changed,” said Zoellick. “I have had the privilege to impact many children in this country in a small way. But through this book and with the help of readers, we can all have a much broader impact. This initiative provides the opportunity to share literature with children at home, teach them compassion for others and benefit children who need our help in Haiti.”

While disaster relief efforts in Haiti are gaining momentum, children remain the most vulnerable population affected by the earthquake. Almost half of Haiti’s population of about 10 million is under 18 years old, making funds for relief targeted specifically to children urgently needed.

Ten percent of purchases from Zoellick’s book, “Daniel Harrington Fairbanks the Third and the Dog That Wouldn’t Bark,” will be donated to the Red Cross for children’s relief efforts. The book is the first in an adventure series for 3-10 year olds. The 48-page colorfully illustrated, rhyming story chronicles the friendship between Daniel and his dog, Clark. The book is available online at ToddZoellick.com, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and AuthorHouse.com. Additionally a plush Clark dog is available at ToddZoellick.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Todd Zoellick is an author, educator, attorney, business owner and frequent lecturer on education, literacy and policy issues. He is an advocate for children and education across the United States and around the world. Zoellick is the Founder and President of Zoellick Enterprises, LLC, an education consulting firm specializing in creative and engaging solutions for public, private, charter and non-traditional schools to transform education systems into high-achieving and effective centers of learning. Zoellick is also a university professor and lecturer on education, law and public policy topics. Additionally, he continues to practice law and advise clients. In 2005, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to be the Deputy Secretary’s Regional Representative for Region V at the United States Department of Education until 2009. The author’s website is http://www.ToddZoellick.com.

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Title: Daniel Harrington Fairbanks the Third and the Dog that Wouldn’t Bark
Author: Todd Zoellick
ISBN: 978-1-4490-1047-8
Price: $12.99 US
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Pages: 48

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