A formerly deaf woman who now hears with a cochlear implant, Susan Langlois writes stories of overcoming adversity and the power of hope.
Susan is a retired teacher, having taught for 30 years collectively in Pasadena ISD, Livingston ISD, Bryan ISD, Conroe ISD and Spring ISD. Along the way, Susan was honored to receive FIVE (5) Spring Education Foundation grants to facilitate student learning. Susan also was honored by the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce for saving the life of a motorist and was a finalist in the prestigious HEB Excellence in Education Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014, Susan began a worldwide kindness movement via Building a Culture of Kindness Facebook page as she attempts to use the worldwide web to spread a positive message of kindness and hope.
Susan has several more children’s books on the way. She is determined to write and share messages of hope, love and strength until her fingers can no longer click the keys on the keyboard. Susan has lived in The Woodlands for 17 years. When she is not writing, Susan enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, working with children and watching Houston Astros Baseball.
About Everything is Going to Be All Right:
It's Harvey versus a little girl-who's stronger? "Harvey is coming! But everything is going to be all right!" Mom exclaims to Malea. But her young daughter struggles to understand who and what Harvey is. As the water rises inside her home all around her, she wonders, "how is everything going to be all right?" Experiencing the storm leads Malea to understand Harvey, and along the way she discovers something special about the human spirit, about overcoming adversity, and about herself. For the young reader: This is a cartoon style-book that can be read and reread while asking yourself, "What would I do?" For Parents and Grandparents: This cartoon-illustrated story is a realistic yet gentle way to share the historic events of 2017 with your children and grandchildren without scaring them. Photographs from hurricane Harvey are included at the end of the book to merge Malea's story with the reality of the storm to emphasize the idea that children can overcome adversity.For Teachers: Using a cartoon-illustrated layout, this story opens itself up to classroom discussions. In addition, there are actual photographs with questions and prompts at the end of the book which can be modified for age appropriateness. Reading Everything is Going to Be All Right opens the door to meaningful and thoughtful discussions on many levels.