Nkosi Johnson

The Leaf People is dedicated to Xolani Nkosi Johnson, a 12 year old Zulu boy in Africa who died too young of AIDS and to all those who have died from AIDS, cancer or any incurable disease.

James Byrd Jr

This book also recognizes James Byrd Jr.’s tragic death, and hopes our message will help end the pain of racism.

Matthew Shepard

It is also dedicated to Matthew Shepard, whose death clearly explains why hate must be eradicated from the human spirit.

The Leaf People was written with the utmost respect to those who have been physically, emotionally hurt from bullying and those who have died because of intolerance, gang violence, jealousy, racial, cultural or religious beliefs and lifestyle intolerance.

These events moved the author from complacency to action.