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About the Book
Just beyond the mountain side near a small town far away lived a little girl and her mother. It’s been exactly two years since this young girl and her mother have lived alone together. Their house was built on the highest hill which overlooks the entire town just below. The girl’s name was Ezayah. Like other children, Ezayah went to school, did her chores and dreamt of better things. Ezayah frequently stood near the edge of the hillside while looking down at the small town below. She pretended that the town was a large ant hill and that the people were the busy little ants, stuck in their busy little lives. Her mother was a sincere and caring young woman. Ezayah’s mother loved Ezayah very much and just like Ezayah, she also dreamt of better things. Their house was typical in likeness to all the other houses in and around the town. The houses were made from the stones found throughout the town’s outer edges, which intersected the surrounding mountains. The house had two fl oors and a chimney. It was a very large house fi t for a king and queen. The kitchen, dining room and guest rooms were located downstairs. Upstairs, six rooms were dedicated to family members only. Ezayah’s room was one the largest of the six rooms. It had the best view of the town below, which she found very fascinating. Her room faced the Northern side of the house, which was often very cold. Gusts of cool air continuously traveled from the town below and entered the room through Ezayah’s bedroom window.
About the Author
Danny was born in Miami Florida in 1972. He is a fi rst generation American born citizen from Cuban immigrant parents. He is also one of six siblings, including a twin brother who is only fi ve minutes older than him. His parents were both forced into newly unexplored territories in America. They left Cuba during the beginning of Fidel Castro’s reign. As countless of other immigrants have done before him, Danny’s father would enter the United States through Ellis Island in the New York Harbor guarded by the Statue of Liberty. His father would become a New Yorker, his mother would begin her new life in Chicago. They would begin their new lives separately, eventually marrying other individuals. His mother would conceive one daughter while his father raised a son and a daughter of his own. It was not until some years later after both had been divorce that fate would lead them to Miami. In Miami they would fi nally marry each other and raise three more boys of their own together. Danny would begin to draw at a very young age. Art would become his passion. He continued to indulge himself in the arts during his four years in high school. After high school he attended New World School of the Arts in Downtown Miami. During the evenings he also worked as a gallery assistant. He learns to stretch large canvas onto frames, install and package art work as well. After college he begins to work as a designer and illustrator for various sign companies. Meanwhile he would occupy an art studio at the Bakehouse Art Complex located in the Miami Wynwood Art District. Currently he is an twelve year Senior Artist at the Diaspora Vibe Gallery- Miami, Fl. In 2004 he forms dadapoet Industries Inc. (Dadapoet inc.) This organization helps locate artist work space. It develops and markets artists, poets, authors or any organization that may need assistance in the art world. We hope that this book will reach out to as many creative souls as possible. Especially to the children of the world. Let’s not forget, it is a child’s innocence and purity that will always conquer all. I wanted to formally thank my wife Barby and Little Leah Emma who endured this creative meticulous process as needed to complete the book. This book would not be possible if not for my fi rst born Miah Ella in 2004; even before her own birth, she inspired me to create this character, “Ezayah”. And to all those children who are still trying to fi nd themselves in new and uncharted territories. Continue to dream of better things........Never GIVE-UP!