Dot Day: How The 'Golden Ticket' Became the Perfect Message

Around Dot Day we hear stories about school celebrations and community inspirations, but once in a while a personal story of The Dot pops in and warms our hearts. We are blessed to share the following message from Dayna L.

"I am a first grade teacher in Pittsburgh and on Thursday we were on our way to get my son's cochlear implants activated when I saw your tweet about your book being signed in Target stores.

We had an incredible morning watching our son hear us clearly for the first time. It was the best day ever! On the way home, I asked my husband to stop at Target to see if I could find the 'golden ticket.' There on the shelf was one book left! I was jumping with joy!

Once we got home I got so excited because I had the chance to read to my son and have him hear me for the first time. I knew that I had to choose a book with meaning, but wasn't sure which one. Then it hit me!  There was a reason that I got that book yesterday. I thought that it was for me to take in to share with my students (even though we already have it unsigned), but it was for me to read to my son!

I am so happy that the first book he heard was a book with such a positive message and one that I hope he carries with him throughout life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating such a meaningful book. It will always hold a special place in our hearts especially now!"

On September 15-ish, students, teachers, schools, and communities will celebrate International Dot Day. A celebration of creativity, courage, and compassion, Dot Day encourages everyone to #MakeYourMark. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Dot Day and we are collecting & sharing YOUR stories!