About the Author & Illustrator

of Love Circles the World

Marion Young is an award-winning author and a teacher for 20 years. She taught Braille to students with blindness, students with partial sight, and those with multiple conditions from six months to 21 years. Marion holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State University of Denver and an endorsement in Deficient Vision from Texas Tech University. The inspiration for Love Circles the World evolved from a desire to ‘see’ how love is celebrated around the world through the five senses. Marion is a grandmother and lives in Texas with her husband.

Marion is available for school visits, including high school, middle school and elementary school. For all grades, Marion will speak about Braille, magnifiers, teaching students with blindness and severe visual impairments. For high school and middle school she will speak about the writing and publishing process. For elementary school, she will teach about how love is expressed through the five senses and within various cultures around the world.

 

To find out more, send Marion an email at: lovecirclestheworld@yahoo.com.

 

The Braille Alphabet

Christina Mattison Ebert is an illustrator and mixed-/multi-media artist specializing in children’s book illustration, editorial illustration, mixed media animated videos and mixed media fine art commissions. She is currently pursuing an Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Narrative at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and plans to graduate in the summer of 2017. She currently lives on the “Third Coast” in Galveston, Texas, with her husband, toy poodle and two lovebirds. See more of her work online: www.christinamattison.com.