After girl loses book collection in fire, strangers rise to the occasion

- An eight-year-old girl named Heidi VanSumeren lost all her possessions, including her beloved book collection, when a fire destroyed her family's home in Blackman Township, Michigan, last month.

A second-grader at Parma Elementary School, Heidi was devastated because loves to read and loved her books.

Five days after the fire, children’s author and illustrator Bob Shea visited Heidi's school to read to the kids as part of Reading Month.

After learning of Heidi's heartbreaking situation, Shea sent out several tweets, and an amazing thing happened.




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