A Heartfelt Message of Love, Kindness, and Friendship

Fulton Books author Ruth Gordon, a native Miamian, a retired teacher and founding executive producer of Holocaust Impact Theater, has completed her first book “Inside Out Outside In”: a charming illustrated narrative that uses the rainbow of colors that different species of fruits and vegetables grow in to teach diversity. Regardless of our outward appearances, inside we are all the same.

“Inside Out Outside In” is a metaphorical read that sprouted from a conversation between Ruth Gordon and her lifelong friend, Billie Bernstein, at a local farmer’s market. Their discussion centered around fruits and vegetables that grow in a variety of colors: while they may look different on the outside, they are much the same on the inside, just like people, who deserve to be accepted and treated with kindness and respect. That light-bulb moment ignited a sudden chord with Ruth and inspired a literary undertaking between Ruth and illustrator, Barbara Zohlman. 

Barbara is also a native to Miami, a former teacher and was co-founder of the Miami Children’s Museum and former executive director of “Drug Free Youth In Town” (DFYIT). The duo developed this book to teach children the importance of embracing diversity, acceptance, and mutual understanding.” 

Published by Fulton Books, Ruth Gordon’s wonderful read, coupled with Barbara’s enchanting illustrations, teaches a lesson about mankind’s own differences and how this diversity should not hinder children from accepting and building relationships with everyone, no matter who they are. 

This is a good stepping stone for children to embrace diversity and be kind to whomever they meet as they grow.

Readers who wish to experience this wondrous work can purchase “Inside Out Outside In” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.