My friend and former student, Emily Hedges, who is also the dynamo behind my blog book tour, said one of the most wonderful things about Ready for Air. She said, “Your book is a book that people want to share. When someone has a premature baby, you feel so helpless…like with my step-daughter. It made me feel so good to offer her something (your book) that would make her feel like she wasn’t alone. If one in eight births are premature, we all know people who are going through this.”
I wrote this book in part to help other women going through difficult births and those challenging months of early motherhood feel less alone. Help me share this story with parents who might need it.
Originally, the University of Minnesota Press agreed to donate 15 copies of Ready for Air to neonatal intensive care units in the U.S. and Canada. I was going to randomly pick 15 hospitals from the entries below. But the generous Sustainable Arts Foundation has offered to make sure that every hospital NICU on the list gets a copy of Ready for Air. A huge thank you both to the Sustainable Arts Foundation and also to the University of Minnesota Press, which has offered to sell the books to the foundation at cost. Please spread the word, and ask people to list the hospital below, including an address and contact information if it should be addressed to someone specific. (These details must be included to be eligible.) When my blog tour is over, every hospital on the list will receive a signed copy of the book. Please submit a hospital by Friday, November 8th.
Thank you for your suggestions and entries!!
Also, a huge thank you to Galit Breen for the lovely review in EverydayFamily. What a honor!