Anne Barbano's The Next Frontier

Title: A Different Kind of Safari
Guest: Helen C. Hipp and Ray Hipp
Recorded on: 05/30/2013

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In the children's book A Different Kind of Safari, the boy named Ray tells the very DIFFERENT pink colored hippo Rosie, 'Your story sounds familiar Rosie, a lot like mine except I am more sad than happy.' Ray happens to be author Helen C. Hipp's son who has autism and contributed to the creation of this children's book. Ray tells me now as a young man that being bullied in his youth helped set the stage for a book that celebrates differences. Listening to Ray one gets the meaning of empowerment, understanding and respect.