"SissyMarySue's passion and devotion to educating and inspiring youth to develop and use their empathy skills is positively infectious. I believe that this has been the magic elixir that helped her draw in both the people and resources she needed to launch her children's book. SissyMarySue embodies the qualities she seeks to encourage in youth through the vehicle of her books-empathy, commitment to community and largeness of heart!"
Lee Truer M.A. Former Adviser, St. Mary's University
SIssyMarySue (Dr. Wendy Muhlhauser) is an intellect who happens to be an advocate. Her qualities of expertise come not just from experience as a creative, prolific and unique author of children's books but also from her scholarship and systemic analysis of such issues as the role of art, literature and music in social justice. She interacts well with persons of diverse racial, ethnic, gender, religious and personality backgrounds. This skill is essential to the successful achievement of her proposed scholarship and professional work. I enthusiastically recommend her and am prepared to do anything (pro bono) and otherwise to further her work to support this dynamic soul, mind and advocate.
Dr. Lenneal Henderson- Professor, Fielding Graduate University
"SissyMarySue has a passion for education, learning and young people. She has an excellent understanding of how to positively motivate and challenge teachers to enhance student learning. She is constantly working to improve her skills and maximize her talent. SissyMarySue is an innovator. She connects with people of all ages. She is respected by parents, educators and community members. She blends her creativity with her insightful views on life and her work ethic to generate products and solutions that advance learning and life. Her children's book is just one example of her success." Dr. Ric Dressen- Former Superintendent Edina Public Schools
Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope is a beautiful book that grew out of the author's experience as a Rotary Safe Water & Sanitation Volunteer among the Barabaig Tribe in Tanzania, East Africa. A tender experience that recounts relationships - friends, family, and ties to the animal kingdom - in poetic form. The author has produced a beautifully written and illustrated book with the help of students whom she taught and mentored. The product of selfless compassion and love, this book can be used academically or as a good personal read for young and old.
Dr. Sandy Schley-Former President & District Governor, Rotary International