By Carlie Charp (CTD'22)
(Book Baby, 28 pages; 2022)
Here Comes Ralphie is a children's book about a little buffalo who dreams of becoming the next face of Colorado. Ralphie is a kind, hardworking little buff who just wants a chance to compete for this opportunity with everyone else. Ralphie faces the challenges presented to her with her head held high. She is the only girl in the competition and is ready to prove her bullies wrong. This is a story of empowerment meant to help motivate children to work hard and take chances even if the odds are stacked against them. It's not always going to be easy, but it's going to be worth it.