The June Marketing Book of the Month was selected for our attractions and tourism clients that directly impact the lives of children through the power of play.
KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play is an empowering book based on one man's quest to build playgrounds for children and, in doing so, change their futures.
The book and movement were created by Darell Hammond, who was forever changed by reading a tragic Washington Post story about two children dying from playing in an abandoned car -- their only place to play.
In 15 years, KaBOOM has built and renovated thousands of playgrounds and has grown from a two person startup to an organization with 80 passionate employees and countless volunteers committed to making a difference for children across the country. Visit their website for more information.
Hammond will be appearing at the National Constitution Center Thursday, June 9, in an event co-sponsored by the Please Touch Museum. Free tickets are still available.
To check out the first chapter for free, click here and you'll be directed to Amazon's Kindle version.