First Time Marblehead Author Pens Children's Book On Tolerance

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MARBLEHEAD (WBZNewsRadio) - When the pandemic hit more than two years ago, busy mom and surgeon Rebecca Kwait, like many of us, found herself with some time on her hands. Surgeries on pause and virtual visits became the norm, so she thought, why not do something new?

Kwait said she loved painting and drawing in her youth growing up in Trinidad and enjoys reaching to her own children, ages 5 and 7.

"I said you know what I'm gonna try so I sat there with a black piece of paper and pencil." She said.

She began writing and within the year she'd completed "The Frog from the Bog" and it's 32 illustrations in watercolor and pen.

The book follows Samson the frog, who doesn't like living in his bog and wants to explore a farm next door. His frog friends warn him that he won't be accepted, but he gathers up all his courage and goes on the adventure anyway.

"It just felt like at a time now when we should be teaching our kids to be open and honest and accepting of all walks of life." She told WBZ's Brooke McCarthy.

"The Frog from the Bog" is available on Amazon and at the Marblehead Arts Association in the King Hooper Mansion. Kwait plans to donate some of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports

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