Kind Words About the Book

Kind Words About the Book

Waddie Family

Waddie Plane

"Waddie Welcome, Addie Reeves, and their friends are unexpected and fine teachers. This is a modern day parable from which we can all learn."
– Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States

"This is one of those great stories about how our lives are enriched when we expand our definition of 'family' and 'loved ones'. How interesting, how complicated, how sweet become the lives of those who risk themselves in this way." – Melissa Fay Greene author of Praying for Sheetrock and The Temple Bombing "Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community gives us all a chance to see what we can come to mean to one another. This book is not about civil rights, it about doing the right thing."
 – John Lewis, U. S. Congressman and author of Walking with the Wind.

"I still remember Waddie so vividly - he was a character! Most of all I remember the compasionate people from the community that came together (from different backgrounds) that proved working together we acomplished much for Waddie and others like him."
 – Regina Thomas