From Sandra L. Richards, Executive Director, Head of Diverse and Multicultural Marketing, Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley, comes debut picture book Rice & Rocks. Released this week, it is the story of Giovannis friends coming over for Sunday dinner. His grandmother is serving a traditional Jamaican dish and he is worried that his friends will think it weird. His Aunt saves the day by taking Giovanni on a magical ride around the globe to places where people embrace the dish and its culture origins.
An American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrants parents, Richards, a 2004 Network Journal 40 Under Forty honoree, hopes the book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity.
(The book is available in both hard cover and e-book formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and www. sandrarichards.com, ISBN 978-1-940014-73-6 and eISBN 978-1-940014-74-6.)