The Misplaced Bears Story Time with Children’s Author Veronica Sharpe | Dec 30

Dec 30 | 12p C | REGISTER HERE

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Veronica C. Sharpe has taken her years of experience working in corporate America and raising two daughters to write a book for children ages 3-8 that explores themes of unity, diversity, love and friendship. A St. Louis Native, she was inspired by her grandchildren to write The Misplaced Bears, a children’s book about diversity


With colorful illustrations and a meaningful storyline, “The Misplaced Bears” takes a journey with Bronx, a lost little polar bear, who has been separated from his mommy.

On his quest, he crosses paths with Teigen, an American black bear, Ken-Ken, a grizzly bear, and Charlie, a panda bear. As the bears become friends, they discover that they are different, yes…but the same. The reader finds out that Bronx’s quest to find his mommy leads him to find the biggest treasure he ever imagined.

Sharpe said that, as a black woman, it was important that her first children’s book helped little ones understand that despite all of our differences, we are really the same.

“I was inspired by my grandchildren to write this book because the world has been bombarded with so much negativity and division, I wanted them to see there were other possibilities ,” said Sharpe. “ The tagline – It is ok to be different, yes … because we are all the same – brings that to the forefront.”


Veronica C. Sharpe, 65, is a St. Louis native, retiree from AT&T and proud graduate of Tennessee State University. She lives in O’Fallon, Missouri, with her husband, Ernest, and has two daughters, Shaunita and Chanel, a son-in-law Chris, and three grandchildren, Kennedy, Teigen and Bronx.

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