Our team was pleased to join the Mukilteo Schools Foundation for the Mighty Together Breakfast Fundraising at Mariner High School. Thank you, Hutteball + Oremus Architecture, for hosting us!
The talented Mariner Jazz Band and Avant Blues Choirs delighted us with a beautiful performance. Student volunteers included the Kamiak boy’s basketball team, Mariner football team, Kamiak and Mariner High Schools, and Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center.
Keynote speaker and award-winning author Sundee T. Frazier emphasized how much kids want and need to be seen and how good stories can help kids see themselves and feel seen.
Frazier drew upon her personal experiences coming from a biracial family. She shared her love for books since her early childhood, but she always felt that characters she could identify with were missing in the books.
The common thread in her novels is that the main characters are biracial or African American kids with white parents. The storylines touch on racism, racial identity, and race issues in the country.
“I didn’t have these kinds of books when I was growing up. I grew up to write the books I didn’t see when I was younger,” Frazier said.