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adventures in family, faith, and Down syndrome

Dear Marcus

on October 6, 2016


Dude, my kids love the book that you wrote.  Black Day: Monster Rock Band is a great story!  Every single day, they come home from school, throw down their bags, and beg us to play the Black Day DVD on repeat.  Then we read the book before bed.  My husband is learning to play the song on his guitar so that they can sing it all the time.

Image result for black day marcus sikora

We love Halloween in our house, so the story is perfect, especially for this time of year.  I asked Ellie to tell me what her favorite part of the story is and she told us “pretty much everything.”  Tessa loves to sing the song.  It’s still hard for her to sing most of it, but she is really good at saying “black day” now.

We are so glad that we got to meet you at the NADS Conference.  Ellie tells all her friends that you signed her book.  It made her so happy.  Your mom is so awesome!  I hope you can come back to Chicago again soon.  My girls would love to meet you!

Let us know when we can buy the sequel!


Marcus is a 26-year-old story teller who happens to have Down syndrome.  You can read more about Marcus’ book here, as well as buy a copy for your family.  I highly recommend it!  It is perfect for Halloween.


This is part of the 31 for 21 Blog Challenge – blogging every day for the the 31 days of Down Syndrome Awareness month.  To find out more about the challenge, and to see other blogs participating, click here.

This year’s theme has been inspired by the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network’s #deardoctor campaign.  To see more #deardoctor letters, visit their Facebook page here.


One response to “Dear Marcus

  1. Mardra says:

    Thanks for sharing this! It was so lovely to meet you, too.
    We hope to travel back your way, for sure!

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