Marilyn Clark, an adjunct professor in Xavier’s Department of English, has written a book offering a fresh perspective on Charles Dickens’ beloved novel A Christmas Carol. Her book, Mrs. Cratchit’s Christmas, asks: “Isn’t it time you heard Mrs. Cratchit’s side of the story?”
Because Clark’s story, like Dickens’ tale, features a character who is disabled (Tiny Tim), she is donating half of the profits from the book’s sale to the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation, a nonprofit agency with a mission to “advocate, inspire and add value to the lives of youth who face personal life challenges.”
The foundation benefits many institutions including the Dwarf Athletic Center of America and Friends of the Orphans.
Amy Roloff is a nationally recognized spokesperson for the physically disadvantaged and is known to millions of viewers of TLC channel’s “Little People, Big World,” which chronicles how Matt and Amy Roloff have triumphed over their disability to succeed as entrepreneurs and as parents of four children.
Clark is making her donations to the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation in part because Tiny Tim is a disabled child who survives because a caring benefactor provides resources for the care he needs, just as the foundation does.
Mrs. Cratchit’s Christmas can be purchased by contacting the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
Visit the website of the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation to learn more about the foundation and the organizations it supports.