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Stella The Ambassadog
Stella The Ambassadog
Stella Blu the cockapoo is on her way across the ocean to a city called Madrid. Stella’s father (a human) is the new U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Stella is going to serve as the Ambassadog. She will make her new home at the U.S. Embassy and represent the United States all across Spain, from parades and palaces to parks and parties. Living in a new country means that Stella will explore a new neighborhood, make new friends, and even learn a new language. Being Ambassadog is exciting. Stella shares American traditions with her Spanish friends, charms the Embassy staff, and—best of all—tries new foods, like jamón and galettas. Serving your country is a big job for a little dog, but this pup’s determination makes her mother and father proud, and even attracts the attention of the King and Queen of Spain! Children will love Stella’s international adventures as she learns that living in a new place might seem scary at first, but trying new things can be fun.
Susan Lewis Solomont has more than thirty years of experience providing strategic philanthropic counsel to private foundations. She frequently speaks with organizations and groups on topics such as women in business, diplomatic life abroad, travel, and philanthropy. In 2013, she was named International Woman of the Year by FEDEPE, the leading organization for female executives and directors in Spain. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree in education from Tufts University. She has two daughters, Becca and Stephanie, and a cockapoo named Stella Blu, who is the subject of her children’s book Stella The Ambassadog. Her memoir, Lost and Found In Spain: Tales of an Ambassador’s Wife, focuses on her 2008 to 2012 post at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain, where her husband, Alan Solomont, served as Ambassador under an appointment by President Barack Obama. Gray Truong is an alumnus of Artists for Humanity and a graduate of Montserrat College of Art.