Linda M. Steiner
Linda M. Steiner is the author of Hayley’s Courage, a Writer’s Digest Honorable Mention award recipient for Children’s Non-Fiction. She is an educational writer for her local newspaper. She has a Bachelor’s in Social Welfare from U. C. Berkeley and a Master’s in Education from Arizona State University. She lives with her husband and children in Arizona.
Linda is a kindergarten teacher and reading specialist. Linda holds a SEI ,Early Childhood, and Reading endorsements. She owns her own reading tutoring business – readingaccolades.com. Hayley’s Courage is a true story that unites the courage and struggles of a young child with the emerging strength of character. She wrote this book in honor of her daughter and as a valuable resource tool for parents, therapists, and educators. Her motto is “For every child who feels different, you are the unique one.”
This story unites the courage and struggles of a young child feeling different because of a birthmark on her face and her emerging strength of character and friendship. The story chronicles true events of what happened to Hayley and the courage and strength her parents helped her achieve. The story teaches lessons of self-confidence, self-respect, and self-worth. Focusing not on the disability but the possibilities. It teaches children the respect and morals we should extend to all individuals. The story encourages the goodness of the human spirit and conveys an important message to all children who feel different or challenged. Finally, it will be a valuable resource tool for parents, therapists, and educators.