Colorado 9-year-old takes world by a snowball with new book and movie deal!
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In December 2018, Dane Best, age 9 took the world by storm, putting his tiny, snowcapped town of Severance, Colorado on the map, fighting to overturn a nearly 100 year old snowball ban. A law in Severance, Colorado states, “It is unlawful for any person to throw or shoot any stone or any other missile upon or at any person, animal, building, tree or other public or private property; or at or against any vehicle or equipment designed for the transportation of persons or property.” This included snowballs, and Dane wanted to do something about it.
After all, can you imagine not being able to throw snowballs? Let alone in Colorado? However, overturning a century-old law was no easy task. Where do you even begin? Who would listen to a 9 year old? “I think it’s an outdated law,” Dane said, “I want to be able to throw a snowball without getting in trouble.” Despite all odds, Dane Best was able to make history, and bring back snowball fights in Severance.
From acclaimed author and illustrator, Richie Frieman, Snowballs For Severance: The Terrifically True Story of Dane Best and the Snowball Ban is the real-life, true story of what can happen when someone decides to stand up for what they believe in, and make a change. Snowballs For Severance debuted at #1 as a New Release, and at #5 worldwide for Children’s Government books, in front of stories about Obama, Mandela, Roosevelt, and Ghandi. There is currently a feature film in the works as well with Kapital Entertainment, who created Wonder, This Is Us, A Million Little Things and Life In Pieces, just to name a few.
For more information, visit RichieFrieman.com and on Twitter/Instagram @RichieFrieman