The Butterfly Who Became A Cocoon
Saturday, April 11
Being confident in your differences is already difficult enough without having someone point it out negatively. Nancy Grossenbacher, author of The Butterfly Who Became A Cocoon, teaches youth how to embrace differences in themselves and others through the story of Oliver the butterfly.
Oliver the butterfly lives a content life in the garden. That is, until the day Cornelius the Ant criticizes him for his differences compared to the other garden dwellers. How will Oliver overcome his bully and embrace his true identity without shame? Find out in this new children’s book.
Nancy Grossenbacher lives in San Antonio with her husband, Richard. The native east Texan was born in Huntsville but spent her younger years in Cleveland and Woodville. She attended Sam Houston State University until marriage qualified her to enroll as one of the first women to attend the then all male Texas A&M University. She later graduated from SHSU with a degree in journalism.
A supporter of the arts, in 1984 Mrs. Grossenbacher founded The San Antonio School for the Performing Arts, offering instruction in all aspects of the arts. In 1991 she co-founded The Alamo City Dance Co. which annually presents one of the most enjoyable Nutcracker ballets in San Antonio as well as other works. She remained as executive director of both the school and dance company until her retirement in 2009.