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Happy Kids with Books


This is your opportunity to make a difference in the world! For Children's Book Author, Larry Callen, we are asking you to spread random acts of kindness in honor of a man who made his mission to make the world a kinder place! 

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Kids making a difference!

Let's make a better world!

Exciting NEWS!


Coming to Sandy Spring Museum in Late Fall 2024 or Spring 2025!

Sandy Spring Museum has been chosen to  be the home of the life-size bronze sculpture of Larry Callen, a local children's book author who was instrumental in mentoring other authors during the 1970s-2000s. 

Local Sculptor Tiffany Carmouche Chosen!

Local Sculptor Tiffany Carmouche who is know for using art to tell stories and inspire conversations has been chosen to sculpt Larry Callen. She will share the process of creating a life-size bronze sculpture throughout the creation of the community art piece.


Artist Selected!

Successful Celebration!

A reveal celebration for the maquette was shared with the community in November.  The community was able to meet Tiffany Carmouche, the artist as well as hear from acclaimed authors who were inspired by Larry Callen.

​Local Author: Annette Curtis Klause

Author of Blood and Chocolate, The Silver Kiss, Freaks: Alive on the Inside, Alien Secrets    

Local Author: Rocky Callen

Author of A Breath Too Late, author of the forthcoming novel Crashing Into You and and co-editor of the anthology Ab(solutely) Normal 

Award winning author, Annette Curtis Klause, explains, “Larry Callen wasn’t only an accomplished writer of compassionate yet whimsically funny books for children, he was also an insightful and patient writing teacher who nurtured many aspiring authors of children’s books in the Washington D.C. area. A statue of him reading about Pinch, a thoughtful country boy, pursuing small town adventures in the early 20th century, would not only evoke American history and timeless childhood, but represent the handing on of knowledge and heritage to a new generation.”

Ready for School


Perfect for STEAM programs and to inspire literacy! If you are interested in being a school, library, student, scout, media network or person who would like to watch the project unfold, be sure to sign up to get notifications. Watch history in the making! 

We would love for you to be part of the conversation about how we can make the world a kinder place!

Learn Ways you can make a difference

What Is The Club?

Want behind the scenes insight?
  • Watch the process of creating this life-size sculpture that inspires creativity, literacy and kindness.

  • Find ways to join the Pass It On For Papa Movement and make the world a kinder place.


  • Get updates and news of the unveiling celebrations!


  • Have the rare opportunity to tune into Live and Recorded Virtual Calls with the artist where kids can ask questions. Tiffany will answer them and share the process of creating a piece of art that will last 2000 years!






Art Enthusiasts


With help from the Tour De Force Micro Grant Tiffany will be offering workshops for students to get a behind the scenes glimpse of what it is like to create a life-size bronze sculpture. Join the fun!


Ask Questions! Click the form button on the right and she will answer as many as she can on the live calls!

Join live or watch the recording.


Join the club to get a zoom link to the live calls. Or receive a replay. 


Click here

Together we can make a difference

If you would like to make a TAX Deductible Donation to help with any aspect of this project please click the link  or contact and we would be happy to discuss ways that would best suit you to be involved. 

Together we can make a difference

Get Involved!

Interested in learning more about how your can inspire kindness and lituracy? 

Want to be invited to the next event? Want be a part of the community? Want an invite to see the process of creating a sculpture to promote kindness, creativity and literacy?

Volunteers needed!

It takes a village to raise a sculpture! If you would like to help spread the word, or be involved in any way we would love to have you contact us!

Interested in finding out how you can get Tiffany to speak at your event?

Thank You

This project was funded in part by the

Maryland State Arts Council

Sandy Spring Museum:

17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1001

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