Readers’ Choice: The Salvaggio Sisters Write, Illustrate Book

Are you having trouble beating anxiety? Perhaps you should search out childlike advice.

Our October issue introduced Salma and Sofia Salvaggio.

When not gardening or studying other subjects, the Preston Hollow sisters channeled their pandemic stress during COVID-19 lockdowns into a research project and then that research project into writing and illustrating a book.

“We did research on yoga, breathing, meditation, hobbies, and other techniques to help with anxiety,” Salma said.

They made such an impression that readers voted them our 2022 Reader’s Choice Persons of the Year. Thank you to all those who submitted nominations in October and voted in our online poll in November.

The 9- and 10-year-olds finished Beat Anxiety: Help for Kids of All Ages in early 2022, filling it with information, ideas, and activities to help children overcome anxiety and worry. Their parents self-published it.

The girls also launched the Always Be Kind Foundation, named after their slogan. Visit to learn more.

William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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