Randa Handler may well be the hottest author in children’s literature since Dr. Seuss. Her first books, the “Cubbie Blue” series won the hearts and minds of the literary world garnering a massive sea of high praise. But her latest offerings, “The Boy Who Spoke to God” and “The Thanksgiving Dinner Platter” have unleashed a torrent of positive praise. All this is from a woman who has long shared the brightest of spot lights.
Randa Handler is an exceptional linguist, fluent in English, French, Arabic, Italian and Spanish. After graduating with a Masters degree from Syracuse University she worked around the world for major Fortune 500 companies as well as in New York as Assistant to the Permanent Ambassador from Lebanon at the United Nations. She grew into a recognized international journalist for Press Impact of Paris, France. Amongst her numerous accomplishments as a journalist she secured an in depth and at home interview with super star Rock Hudson after Hudson had refused all media contact for more than a dozen years. Randa Handler proved herself to be a journalist who got the job done and her work was published in nearly 50 major domestic and foreign publications.
Later Randa Handler started her own public relations firm gaining enormous respect from her clients including Bob Barker, Beverly Sassoon and Deborah Shelton. She also did work for the Miss Universe Corporation and Carol Smaldino. As her well deserved reputation continued to grow she developed working relationships with ABC, CBS, The Olympic Games, Eva Gabor, Merv Griffin, The House of Dior, Harry Winston, Enzo Ferrari, Madison Square Garden, Paris Match Magazine and The Children’s Miracle Network to name but a few.
But as her career mushroomed she began to feel a real need for children’s literature that would not only entertain but could also help bring our world closer to mutual respect and broad acceptance by and from the many cultures and backgrounds that populate our planet. In pursuit of her career Randa Handler had been involved with many different people and cultures around the world and she recognized the essential truth that we all have meaning and value.
This led Randa first to her highly acclaimed “Cubbie Blue” series of children’s books. But more recently she has set the children’s literary world afire with “The Boy Who Spoke to God” SEE: http://www.amazon.com/The-Boy-Who-Spoke-God-ebook/dp/B00F8J6F02/ref=sr_1... and “The Thanksgiving Dinner Platter” SEE: http://www.amazon.com/Thanksgiving-Dinner-Platter-Randa-Handler-ebook/dp/B00F8IMBKG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1382287141&sr=1-1&keywords=the+thanksgiving+dinner+platter. “The Boy Who Spoke to God” portrays God as loving and accessible, willing and able to answer heartfelt questions about harmony, unity and diversity in human relations. In the words of literary critic Susan O’Keefe, “The story line gently and inoffensively gives parents an ideal opportunity to promote racial harmony and tolerance of others religious beliefs to their children.” Could there possibly be a more significant purpose in today’s world? In “The Thanksgiving Dinner Platter” children easily learn to relate to the story which is educational as well as wonderfully inspirational. “This is a lovely multi cultural story with bright illustrations. The author [Randa Handler] has managed to gently open children’s eyes to the wider world, teaching them not only about the history behind American Thanksgiving but also explaining that many countries around the world celebrate their own kind of Thanksgiving…,perhaps with different names, but they all have nearly the same meaning.” wrote Los Angeles school teacher Jessica Warne. These are but two of the massive flood of critical praise earned by author Randa Handler. For additional information about Randa and her books visit: http://randahandler.com/ .
Everyone in Hollywood has a story. I am privileged to share a few of them with you. But very few people who have literally walked amongst the stars have also written such magnificent stories to be thoroughly enjoyed by all the children of the world. Randa Handler is one of those rare people who can actually help make ours a better world in which to live.