I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Dorsey at a fundraiser for the Nettleton Public Library, a local library here in the greatest state in the U.S.A., Mississippi.
I had the pleasure of hearing her read her newest children’s book, Meet My Mississippi, (along with other poems from her other work) and honestly, I think that Meet My Mississippi is great for everyone to understand just how great our state really is.
About the Book:
It is a wonderful way to share love and knowledge of Mississippi across generations.
The reader can explore Mississippi landmarks and legends through poetic verse while enjoying over 40 AMAZING ILLUSTRATIONS by a Mississippi artist.
The book invites EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE to KNOW More About Mississippi, LEARN More About Mississippi and LOVE More About Mississippi!
Bills were submitted in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions for consideration of Meet My Mississippi as state poem.
But the bills did not make it out of committee.We are hoping that things will be different in 2019.
We are trying to get the book/poem into every Mississippi home, school , library and museum as possible !
We hope that exposure and use of the poem will increase the chances of getting the poem passed as state poem in the next legislative session.
I am very passionate about Promoting a Positive Mississippi, especially to the youth of our state.
I want to EDUCATE the world that there is more to Mississippi than all of the negatives usually portrayed.
I want to EMPOWER our children with knowledge that will help to instill a sense of pride in our state
I want to EQUIP our children with knowledge that will help to combat all of the negative images that they are constantly bombarded with
I want to ENLIGHTEN all to a new way of thinking about Mississippi
I want to use my poem “Meet My Mississippi” to help to teach the children of our state (and people of all ages ) some important things about Mississippi in a way that can be easily understood , remembered and recalled.
No Mississippi child should be without this book!
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Gray Tollison, Vice-Chairman: firstname.lastname@example.org
House Tourism Chair, Representative Becky Currie: email@example.com