Dani Bowman, a 16-year old La Cañada High School sophomore who has autism, said she started to feel famous on Saturday as she signed autograph after autograph in front of La Cañada Books and Toys on Saturday.
“I feel like a celebrity, I think I'm becoming one,” Dani said.
She spent two hours Saturday signing “Danny and Goliath,” a recently published book created by John Benjamin Martin, Joey Travolta and Richard Willich and illustrated by Dani. Although contributing to a published book would be a crowning achievement for most high-school students, it’s one of Dani’s humbler highlights in her short but already bright career.
On Oct. 30, Dani won an ANCA Naturally Autistic award for her contributions in the visual arts and the way in which she’s showcased the ability of individuals with autism through her work with Powerlight Studios.