Falling Uphill book cover and Scott standing on the edge of Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
Students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of "Cayendo Hacia Arriba," the book that we created together.
Students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of "Cayendo Hacia Arriba," the book that we created together. Deputy Ambassador Jefferson Brown traveled across Argentina distributing books and certificates.

Celebrating the book

Celebrating, meaning feeling a sense of accomplishment, might be the most important step in the whole process. That also includes gifting the book to others and seeing the sparkle of inspiration in their eyes.

Pictured below are the students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” the book that we created together.

In my opinion, the celebration of the book is the most important step. It helps the students realize their purpose in life, take a step of action with their passion and own their participation. They are empowered to seed their ideas and passion in their community, and eventually, these ideas may become a new reality. Assuming a few bumps in the road turning dreams into reality is my philosophy of falling uphill.

Below is Deputy Ambassador Jefferson Brown distributing books and certificates of recognition to one of many classes in a school in Corrientes, Argentina.

Certificates of achievement Make A Book Project Teachers IMG 8638
Here are all the teachers getting their certificates. They worked extra hard to make this happen.

They made this wonderful sign. Notice me riding my bike towards Argentina with the blue and white flag. It reads: “Es necesario hacer de la vida un sueño y del sueño una realidad.” This is a quote from Antoine de Saint Exupery and means:

Make of your life a dream, and of a dream a reality.

A curtain with the saying: Es necessario hacer de la vida un sueno
It reads: “Es necessario hacer de la vida un sueño y del sueño una realidad.” This is a quote from Antoine de Saint Exupery and means: “Make of your life a dream, and of a dream a reality.” Notice Scott riding his bicycle from the United States to Argentina.
Make-A-Book Project Certificate of Achievement
The Make-A-Book Project Certificate of Achievement. For our project in Argentina with the U.S. Embassy, the kids will be receiving their own copy of the book and the certificate of recognition pictured above. We added another 18 illustrations to the certificate to honor even more students.

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The following is a step by step summary of how the book is made, including: planning, creating, celebrating and making a difference in the world.
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