Beverly Hills resident Megan Worthy and her daughter, Bronte, received a proclamation from City Council Tuesday for her newest children's book Bronte & Frank Go to Beverly Hills.
The story follows Bronte and her Teddy Bear, Frank, as they visit the sites of the city, from Greystone Mansion and Rodeo Drive to the old Post Office and new Children's Library. It's the second book in Worthy's series of travel books for children based on Bronte's real-life adventures. The first installment is Bronte & Frank Go to Moscow.
In accepting the award, Bronte thanked the council, her Beverly Vista instructors, and her friends at home and around the world. She also encouraged everyone to participate in her book drive.
"We're still collecting books for the book drive Bronte started," Worthy said as she thanked the council for the proclamation. "We're supporting the Upward Bound House and we've collected 700 books already. We're still taking more and we're going to have a few hundred left over, which we're going to send to children's libraries that have been lost to [Hurricane] Sandy."
Worthy offered assistance with the collecting, pick-up and drop-off of books, and asked that anyone with questions contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The book drive is taking place in conjunction with California Pizza Kitchen. For more information on the book drive, click here.
As a way to thank the city for allowing her to use the official Beverly Hills shield in her book, Worthy is donating 40 copies of Bronte & Frank Go to Beverly Hills to the city's Children's Library.
To purchase a copy of Bronte & Frank Go to Beverly Hills for $5 off, click here.