The first volume of the Shining Beautiful series highlights the realm of love attained by six people who wondered if they could reach beyond their limits and change thw world.

Their stories center on Mikelle Learned. Orphaned in Korea at the tender age of three months, destiny took Mikelle by the hand and led her into the arms of a new family in Denver, CO. There, doctors diagnosed her with significant cerebral palsy.

The complete review appears in the July issue of Job Training & Placement Report (

Shining Beautiful: The Brilliance of Community in Action, by Mikelle Learned, Katherine Carol and friends, is available on iTunes,,  and BookBrewer.