This is what some of our In the Outback with Jasmine Banks readers told us about the book:
Katherine Johnson is going to inspire many people
I went to a friend’s house yesterday and we talked about a project we do together. I told her that on the weekend, I sat outside in my balcony and ate chocolate – two bars – and enjoyed every bite.
My friend looked at me surprised and I said to her, ‘Even Katherine Johnson said we must enjoy life’ and we both laughed. Katherine Johnson is going to inspire many people, like she inspired me. I can imagine every reader just doing this – having fun, enjoying life. Wouldn’t that be great?
Maria Delaney, Educational Consultant, Brisbane
What is going on with all of us?
Hi Ronit, We thank you very very much for your book “In the outback with Jasmine Banks”. The subtitle is “Journey to freedom” and that’s well chosen. The last 9 months gave so many problems with my health that we mentally hardly could survive.
Your book came by mail to our address in the Netherlands and I started reading. Also did my wife. It’s not a big book, but really a page turner. It made me (and my wife) emotional, because I could recognize what was said by Katherine Johnson:
“It all started on the day I found out that I was going to die”
We realized this 16 years ago, when I heard for the first time that I had Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (lymph node cancer). After that, we tried to do the things we WANT to do for years. In the last 9 months, we lost that feeling. Your book made us realize how important it is to do the things you WANT and find the quality of life back, try to become happy again.
We hope you will reach your aim of bringing this story to a million people around the world. We will support you with that.
The strength of the book lies in the question “What is going on with Katherine?” The question must be “What is going on with all of us?” And then you have to conclude that we are all equal!
Jaap and Ali, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I want to read it out loud to everyone
I just wanted to tell you … this morning my university class was cancelled.
Normally, I would have gone straight to work, but I had a doctor’s appointment at 10, so I decided to sleep in a little, then I got to city and decided I didn’t want to go to work until after the doctor’s appointment – I wanted to sit in a café and have a mocha and read some more of your story…
I was thinking to myself as I walked to the café that a year ago, I would not have done this, because I would have felt bad not going to work, but today, I felt good for deciding to do what I felt like doing, so it was very funny indeed when I was reading up to the bit where Katherine asks ‘What will happen if you don’t go to work?’ and what did happen? Nothing! Other than I got to sit in a café with a warm lovely drink and read your wonderful story!
At certain times during the day, I just feel like I want to read it out aloud to everyone so they can hear it.
Tina Riveros, Teacher, Lawyer & Counselor, Brisbane