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Cheryl Wills To Sign New Children's Book In Mount Vernon

TV journalist and author Cheryl Wills will be reading and talking about her new children's book, “The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills,” as part of a speakers series at the Wartburg Adult Day Services Center in Mount Vernon next month.
TV journalist and author Cheryl Wills will be reading and talking about her new children's book, “The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills,” as part of a speakers series at the Wartburg Adult Day Services Center in Mount Vernon next month. Photo Credit: Facebook
Cheryl Wills' new children's book, "The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills," tells of one of her ancestor's heroics while fighting for the Union during the Civil War.
Cheryl Wills' new children's book, "The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills," tells of one of her ancestor's heroics while fighting for the Union during the Civil War. Photo Credit: Facebook

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Veteran TV journalist Cheryl Wills, who has written about her great-great-great grandfather Sandy Wills' fight for freedom, has turned the true tale of heroism into an illustrated children’s book and will speak in Mount Vernon next month.

Wills will speak about “The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills” at an event at the Wartburg Adult Day Services Center at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15.

Sandy Wills was a former slave who fought for the Union as a member of the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War.

The children’s book is also for sale on Amazon, center officials said.

Before buying a copy, first head to smile.amazon.com and select Wartburg’s Home Foundation Inc., the center said. Five percent of purchases will go to support the center’s services.

The center is at 1 Wartburg Place, Mount Vernon.

For more information, call 914-513-5128, or contact JoAnn McGraw at jmcgraw@wartburg.org.

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