Thursday, November 21, 2013

Book listed in Native American Encyclopedia

"The Story of Ray the buffalo" book has been included in the Native American Encyclopedia.  This is so very exciting!! 

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Commemorative Edition of the book licensed for Chesapeake, VA's 50th Anniversary

A paperback version of "The Story of Ray the Buffalo" has been licensed with the City of Chesapeake, VA as a 50th Anniversary product.  You can purchase it by shopping at the Ray the Buffalo online store.

Chesapeake, Virginia's anniversary website is

Monday, October 21, 2013

Portsmouth Public Library buys books

Portsmouth Public Library in Portsmouth, VA purchased copies of the book to share with its libraries. They also received activity book sheets that will be shared with the children's areas of each of their locations.

Thanks, Portsmouth Public Library, for your support of "Ray the Buffalo" children's books.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Featured Author at the NSPDK Eastern Region Conference Literacy Luncheon

Wilheimina Long, author of "The Story of Ray the Buffalo" was the featured author at the 2013 NSPDK, Inc. Eastern Region Conference Literacy Luncheon that was held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel.

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. is a professional organization of women in the field of education.

The Luncheon was exciting as in addition to being the featured author, Soror Marian Cary while wearing her RAY t-shirt, read "The Story of Ray the Buffalo" to the students from Lakeview Elementary School in Portsmouth, VA, as the Sorors and other luncheon guests also enjoyed the reading. Upon completion of the reading, everyone shared that they enjoyed the book, and thought that the illustrations by Ron Miller were just beautiful. They too, were motivated to get up and get moving, and soon that would happen for all present in the room.

After the reading, the students of Lakeview Elementary School performed and presented the premier of the "RAY Dance Song" -- students ages 10 sang and danced to the lyrics written by Lucretia Mason and Wilheimina Long.  After the student's presentation of the song, they invited the Sorors of NSPDK, Inc. to stand up and join then in song and dance.  Oh!! What a lot of fun!!!!

At the end of the luncheon Wilheimina presented Gift Bags to Lakeview Elementary School students. Each received their autographed book of "The Story of Ray the Buffalo", a RAY Activity Book, and a RAY or EMILY button.

The students stated that they enjoyed being able to meet an author.  Wilheimina was very thrilled to have meet each student as well, and was in awe of the wonderful job they did on bring the RAY Dance Song to life.  Thanks Lakeview Elementary School!!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Premiere of "The Story of Ray the Buffalo" Children's Book in Petersburg, VA

Wilheimina Long, author of "The Story of Ray the Buffalo" showcased the book at the Tabernacle Baptist Church Halifax Community Fair, which was sponsored by the Restoration of Petersburg Community Development Center (ROPCDC).  Several vendors were present along with students from Virginia State University.

There was a story time reading circle where Wilheimina enjoyed reading the book to the children. After the reading the children asked questions and were very excited about "The Story of Ray the Buffalo".

After the reading one of the girls told Wilheimina all about RAY and how she wanted to be more active just like RAY the buffalo -- how exciting!!

Monday, January 21, 2013 website launches

In celebration of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, website launches.  Ray The Buffalo Children's book features 2 national symbols: the buffalo and the eagle.  The storyline of the book motivates children to get up and get moving, in line with First Lady Michelle Obama's mission to get children moving.

This new children's book line creates new characters that will become friends for many children, while giving them a friend that motivates them to be and do their best in the many stories to come.