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Thursday, 10 April 2008

Melissa Riggio 1988 - 2008

Patricia Bauer has posted a moving tribute on the life of Melissa Riggio, 20 who sadly died earlier this week, after being ill with leukaemia. Melissa was a remarkable young woman in her own right, and had a major impact on the publishing industry in the USA. Her father, Steve Riggio is the CEO of Barnes and Noble,(a major US book seller) and after Melissa's birth he worked to include many more titles on disability in his stores, with a flow-on to the wider market. Read Patricia's tribute here.

Melissa's story has also been told by National Geographic Kids, and through her own web page, Melissa

Like many around the world, our thoughts are with her family.

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