What our kids can learn from this Historic Olympic Location U.S. Olympic Medalist Morgan Hamm and Author Todd Parr Launch Childrens Book Tour Teaching Universal Values to Kids Across America Background: Celebrating the official 100-day countdown to the Olympic Games in Beijing , U.S. Olympic medalist Morgan Hamm and award-winning author/illustrator Todd Parr will launch the national release of a new childrens book celebrating the Olympic Spirit, live from Beijing s own sister city, New York . The event kicks off a month-long youth initiative in which U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls will lead book readings for local kids at Hilton Family Hotels across the country. Developed in collaboration with Parr and approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee, the book, be hospitable, includes messages of teamwork, graciousness and multiculturalism and teaches kids to accept others differences. A portion of sales of the book will benefit the U.S. Paralympic Team. More About Morgan Hamm: Morgan Hamm is already a 2004 Olympic and a 2003 World Championships silver medalist in the team competition. His major achievements include the 2004 American Cup championship in the floor exercise and pommel horse and his three-time U.S. National championship in floor exercise More About Todd Parr: Todd Parr is a distinguished childrens book author, artist and “kindness advocate.” He has written and illustrated 30 childrens books and has won numerous awards for his creative endeavors. Parr actively engages in humanitarian endeavors related to issues of peace, children, animal rights and literacy and has earned an impressive reputation among educators, publishers and parents.?