Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 11, 2009
Dorrance Publishing recently released the following titles: Ten Houses Filled with Leaves; Golden Sheeba: A Fairytale Princess Story; and Elijah the Turtle. They are available for purchase at http://www.dorrancebookstore.com, brick and mortar bookstores, on-line bookstores or by calling (800) 788-7654. Media review copies are available by calling (800) 788-7654.
Ten Houses Filled with Leaves
($11.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-6120-1, paperback
Part of a child's maturation is forming a personal identity and, after deciding what "kind" of person they want to be, coming to grips with reality both from within and without as they make their way in the world.
Meet Maisi Waverly, a young Black girl who is lighter skinned than most of her counterparts as well as exotically attractive, garnering the attention of both adults and her peers, although sometimes this attention is unwarrantedly negative.
Nevertheless, Maisi seems to form friendships with the most unlikely of people, primarily because she is quite secure with herself and her identity. She refuses to be a party to society's forms of suppression and flaunts her independent and free spirit as she sticks to her morals and takes care of business.
"From the mouths of babes…" or, in this case, from the lives of babes we can learn so much about being ourselves and becoming comfortable in the skin in which we were born, as shown by Tina Marie Lockhart through the life of Maisi in Ten Houses Filled with Leaves.
About the Author
A library assistant at the New Jersey State Library, Ms. Lockhart is also a member of the Hyacinth Organization.
Golden Sheeba: A Fairytale Princess Story
($17.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7475-1, hardcover
StarLand Village, just outside of The Big City, banned the arts so the citizens could focus on developing their super intellects. When Mayor Emery and First Lady Queenie have a daughter, Sheeba, the entire town rejoices, expecting her to become a great scholarly leader. When Sheeba is five years old, Mayor and First Lady take her to The Big City Theater to see her very first dance musical.
Sheeba instantly realizes the arts are extremely important and the children of StarLand Village need to enjoy the benefits of music, dance, and all other art forms. Sheeba attends The Big City School of Dance and vows to bring the arts to StarLand. When she graduates, Xavier, the prince of Goodwillville, proposes to her. Will she accept his proposal and move far away from StarLand? Or will she stay and open an art school for the children of StarLand Village? Follow this whimsical love story that teaches readers of all ages the importance of ambition, dedication, and of course, art!
About the Author
Q. Suzette B'Johnson is destined to create a new brand of esteem in the hearts of girls around the world. Golden Sheeba takes her strides ahead in achieving this dream. She believes a child's view of themself affects their self confidence and future. Q is an active role model who inspires children to feel good about themselves. She resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Emery Johnson. They have three children together, Kasey Joy, Kameryn Eva and Ezra Shane. Q is an entrepreneur and the creator of the Sheeba® doll brand.
Elijah the Turtle
($8.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7695-3, paperback
One day a curious turtle wanders away from his home and finds himself right smack in the middle of a busy road! A woman driving on the road stops her car, picks him up, and puts him in her car so he doesn't get run over. The two become friends, and the woman gives him a name: Elijah.
Elijah is treated very well at his new home. He has warm bathwater run for him, he can eat all the leftovers he wants, and he can explore freely in the woman's backyard. It seems he has the perfect life. But after a while, Elijah realizes something is missing.
Elijah the Turtle is a wonderful children's book that reminds us of the things nature intends while sharing with us a unique friendship only nature could have created.
About the Author
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Braulia Rios currently resides in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband, Carlos. She is a member of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church and enjoys writing, dancing, singing karaoke, and watching movies. She offers her spare time to battered women's shelters.
Ms. Rios has also published Barbie the Bird and Hillary the Ladybug.
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