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This blog post is about how children’s books empower children to embrace courage.
During the week of International Women’s Day, it seems like the right time to share what I’ve been up to in 2022.
Early in the year, someone told me this year is Twenty Plenty Two.
This resonated with me as many of my projects will come to an end in 2022, and it is time to set the stage for what the next few years will look like for me.
New Children’s Book
My new children’s book, ‘Ada and Her Magic Feather’ (Marie, 2022) is a heartwarming story showcasing the power of women and girls and setting healthy boundaries.
Becoming a Children’s Author
This is an exciting time for me! I have moved my feet forward in the direction I want to be this year and beyond. It has been a remarkable journey with significant learning curves.
I have been busy building my house for where I see my future. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to be a children’s book author, and with the love and encouragement from my soul tribe, I am over the moon with joy to share with you that I have written my very FIRST children’s book!
‘Ada and Her Magic Feather’ (2022) is a series, and the first book is available on Amazon.
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The Children’s Book Series
In this book series, Ada and her Magic Feather take us on an exploration of self-love and empower children to embrace courage.
Written for children and intended for girls and women of all ages, Ada and her Magic Feather show us how important it is to remain connected with our inner voice beyond childhood.
As with subsequent books, this first book is a powerful coming-of-age story encapsulating the importance of family, the value of courage, and the transformative power of friendship.
Empower Children to Set Boundaries
In a modern-day girl power tale, Ada, a 3rd grader, navigates setting boundaries with people around her.
Balancing her fears with courage, her grandmother (Kokum) and Magic Feather keep a watchful eye as they help prepare her for a life-shaping experience.
Spoiler Alert! The Magic Feather is Ada’s intuition and with the wisdom of her Kokum, Ada is empowered to be her own hero!
Illustrations Back Story
I have found a magnificent illustrator who has brought my characters to life.
These pencil drawings are a sneak peek of what they will look like! My books include watercolors, and I will share more illustrations in the coming weeks.
I am also grateful to my cousin, Norma, for sharing pictures of my Kokums. My illustrator has captured their essence in her drawings, and I am blown away by the resemblances.
Grandmothers’ Teachings Empower Children
This work is my legacy piece, my love work.
It is also important for me to share the legacy of my elders. Grandmothers empower children by sharing stories throughout the generations.
My Kokums were instrumental in my life, and although they are no longer with us, I carry them in my heart and am sharing their wisdom with the next generations.
Grade 5 Reading Level
My books are designed for Grade 5 reading comprehension programs, and I will promote them to schools with unit and lesson plans.
With a cultural aspect, as well as life lessons and managing relationships, I feel like I have created a home for my experiences in education, conflict management, business, and my own self-discovery.
The gift is in sharing stories to empower children to live their values.
Ada has become my third child, and she has taught me to embrace my intuition with the guidance of my elders.
Like Ada, I continue to be embraced by my Kokums’ love and guidance and am very grateful for their teachings.
I appreciate your love and encouragement when I blogged consistently while teaching in China. It was the healing piece I needed to move forward with my life to get to this place of creativity.
Moving forward, Twenty Plenty Two it is! I am grateful and blessed with the Universe’s magic. Sending you all light and love.
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time,
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