The Story Behind the Book​


Once upon a time not too long ago,  an 8th grader named Julia Sacha from Charleston, SC, met an 11 year old

named Grace.  Grace has Down's syndrome, which makes her very special.  Julia became a Special Olympics volunteer and became very interested in the study of geneticsFor her senior project at the Academic Magnet School, Julia teamed with mentor Dr. Merrie Koester to create the book you see here!  All royalties are donated to the SC Special Olympics!  Many

seventh grade science classes are now using this book

to teach about genetics!  Guess what?  Grace is now in college! 

Learn the genetics of why Grace is so special.
A valuable addition to any Life Science Curriculum!