The Gift is a children's book that focuses on diabetes awareness. Inspired by true events, the book focuses on Samantha, a third-grade student with Type 1 diabetes who uses her knowledge of the disease to help her teacher.
The Gift was illustrated by Chandra Swope, Joseph J. Swope's oldest daughter. A portion of the proceeds benefit JDRF.
About Joseph J. Swope (Reading, Pennsylvania Author)
Joseph J. Swope is an award-winning author, public relations professional and adjunct university faculty member. He has spent more than 30 years as a communications professional, working in both the corporate and non-profit sectors.
Swope has published two books: Pleasant Valley Lost, which chronicles the loss of his family farm to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Blue Marsh Dam project; and The Gift, a children's book focused on diabetes awareness. His third book, Disturbed, a novel set in Northeast Pennsylvania is scheduled to be published in May 2018.
Swope is a lifelong resident of Berks County. He lives in Jefferson Township, just outside of Bernville, and is the father of six children.