Mel Davenport is a storyteller who has traveled all over the United States, telling stories of inspiration in churches, schools, libraries, and festivals. She began writing after her experience as primary caregiver for her mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. Her first book, “My Part of the Sky,” was a family narrative of her two-year experience. Those who are currently caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s will see many familiarities within the pages of this book for adults.
“Consuelo and the Lady,” was written during a travel/study trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico with a group of storytellers. It is recommended for middle grade students for studies in family crisis, Alzheimer’s disease, and the story of Juan Diego and the Virgin of Guadalupe.