Monday, September 25, 2017

Worldwide Book Giveaway | The Girl Who Said Sorry by Hayoung Yim



The Girl Who Said Sorry


by Hayoung Yim


Publication Date: October 5th 2017
Published by: Independent
Page count: 34


Too girly or too boyish. Too thin or too fat. Too quiet, too loud. Be ambitious, but don’t hurt feelings. Be inquisitive, but don’t interrupt. Be outspoken, but don’t be bossy.

Most of all, be yourself—but be a lady.

What’s a girl to do in a world filled with contradicting gender expectations, aside from saying sorry?

The way we teach politeness norms to children is often confusing, changing based on gender—and can have lasting effects. And while everyone should be courteous and accountable for their actions, apologetic language out of context can undermine confidence and perceived capability.

Within the subtle yet beautiful illustrations and powerful rhyme of “The Girl Who Said Sorry”, developing girls will learn that self-expression and personal choices can be made without apology, and with confidence.

50% of profits from this book is donated to Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign dedicated to empowering young girls to take action on global issues.



Praise for the book


‘Girls get often mixed messages from well-meaning parents, friends, teachers, and the media. [The Girl Who Said Sorry] encourages girls to think on their own and accept their uniqueness. It’s a refreshing book with captivating illustrations.’ 
—Cynthia Chin-Lee, author of Operation Marriage

‘What a terrific message... [The Girl Who Said Sorry] definitely addresses an outdated way of treating girls that is hopefully on the way out.’
—Laurie Wright, author of I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras series)

'It’s so important to have these conversations early on with kids of all genders, so that it is part of their consciousness from the get-go. But [The Girl Who Said I’m Sorry] is also a clever story, leading up to that perfect “a-ha!” moment—which just makes it that much more of a gem.'
—Innosanto Nagara, author of “A is for Activist”

‘I was very much impressed by the message which [The Girl Who Said Sorry] convey[s], and do not hesitate in recommending it to all young readers aged 5-12, so that they can learn to grow into their own skin, while also learning that it is okay to be wrong now and again... There is never any need to apologize for being ourselves.’
—Readers' Favorite




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About the author




Hayoung Yim is a third-wave feminist, environmentalist, advocate for evidence-based public policies, and diverse writer. A UofT graduate in political science and English, she strives to highlight issues to developing children in an approachable manner. She lives in Toronto, Canada, where she dreams about implementing social change through popular culture. In her spare time, she likes to travel through time and space.










Giveaway


Three winners! Enter through the rafflecopter form below.
One winner will get a paperback of The Girl Who Said Sorry by Hayoung Yim
Two other winners will get an eCopy each of The Girl Who Said Sorry by Hayoung Yim
Ends 13th October 2017
Open internationally!


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Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

$100 Paypal Cash Giveaway | The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby by Jenny Lundquist



The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby






Violet Barnaby searches for the joy in life after losing her mother in this sweet and funny follow-up to The Charming Life of Izzy Malone.

Violet Barnaby is a having a blue Christmas. She’s still grieving the loss of her mother, and to make things worse, her dad has just married Melanie Harmer, a.k.a. the meanest teacher at Dandelion Hollow Middle School. But on the day Violet and her dad are packing up and moving into the new house they’ll share with Melanie and Melanie’s two children, Violet finds a letter her mother wrote to her before she died, asking Violet to enjoy Christmas, along with a Christmas Wish List—things her mom wants her to do during the holiday season. On the list are exactly the kinds of things Violet doesn’t want to do this year, like Be Someone’s Secret Santa; Give Someone the Gift of Your Time: Volunteer; and Bake Christmas Cookies.

Violet shows the letter to her friend Izzy’s Aunt Mildred, who calls a meeting of the Charm Girls, a club Izzy and Violet belong to along with their friends, Daisy and Sophia. Aunt Mildred decides she will give them each a charm to put on their bracelet if they do all of the tasks on the Christmas Wish List, which Violet is not too happy about. She’d rather forget about the list completely, but feels compelled to honor her mother’s wishes.

And when Izzy’s crush confides a big secret to Violet, Violet feels like she is stuck between her best friend and the boy who she just might have a crush on, too…




Praise for The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby


"[an] emotionally perceptive novel of grief and recovery." - Kirkus

You'll fall in love with Violet and love every minute of living in her wondrous world! - Stephanie Faris






About the author



Jenny Lundquist was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California, where she spent her time unsuccessfully learning how to surf. When she was younger, she wanted to be either a rock star or a published author. After she taped herself singing and listened to it on playback she decided she'd better opt for the writing route. Jenny is the author of multiple YA and Middle Grade titles including Seeing Cinderella, The Charming Life of Izzy Malone, The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby and the forthcoming The Carnival of Wishes and Dreams (2019).







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Ends 10/10/17

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