“Braiding Crowns of Friendship tells a story that both children and adults can relate to.It reminds us that differences should be celebrated! Christine, who I’ve known for 40 years, wanted to share her story, so that children, specifically, could know the importance of building strong friendships as well as surrounding yourself with folks who praise you for being you. Christine is one of the most passionate authors I know.She wants to include everyone in her journey, and asa result she decided to share her voice.I admire Christine’s passion, desire and courage to bring her first book to publication. Anything is possible when you put your mind to it.We should never feel uncomfortable in our own skin.Thank you Christine, for sharing a story that makes me feel that being myself is not just okay, but is necessary for me to live my most authentic life..”