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SPX Alumnus Authors Children's Book
November 4th, 2010

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Christopher Eck ('84) has authored and illustrated his first children's book.  The book, The Story of Gumbo Yah-Yah the Blue Alligator and the Big Storm, revolves around the story of Gumbo the Blue Alligator.  Gumbo runs away from home after the constant teasing from his 13 brothers.  Gumbo arrives in New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina and realizes that his plights pales in comparison to those of the Crescent City.  He goes about trying to help others in need during the events after the Hurricane.

Eck is donating all proceeds from the book to four charities rebuilding New Orleans neighborhoods, educating children and preserving the culture and sense of place in the Big Easy. For more information, visit www.gumboyahyah.com.

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