Wakestone Press Establishes "The Legacy Series", a New Branch of their Publishing Company Today

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This division, written for young adults, will be a series of biographies on historic figures with modern views

Wakestone Press announces a new division of their publishing company today. The Wakestone Legacy Series, written for young adult readers, tells the stories of the men and women who have shaped our country, our culture and our core beliefs. It is a series of biographies with modern views on our histories greatest figures.

“With the Legacy series, we have developed a formula that will bring important historical figures to life for children and adults alike. We wanted to create something that would be fun and entertaining to read while still educating the reader, ” said Carol Daniels, publisher of Wakestone Press.

The new books feature famous figures from politics, entertainment, science, business and the arts and frames their stories for readers to understand from the perspective of their world today.

The first two biographies in The Legacy Series reflect the range of people the books will feature. Thomas Jefferson and Elvis Presley are the first two volumes of the series, Daniels said.

Thomas Jefferson’s story is told through his “facebook” pages, as he “friends” other historical figures and “posts” on historical events that changed the course of history.    The reader is taken in by terminology and writing that is familiar to them and fun, while at the same time, learning about history.

The Elvis Presley story portrays America’s first meteoric pop star who rose to popularity and fame with startling speed, much like the winners of the popular television show, American Idol. Seeing Elvis through the prism of our experience with the instant idols, we can contrast his legacy as the first, said Daniels.

“We wanted to make it fun for everyone to learn about historical figures, “ said Daniels. “Too often we can’t relate to them, and their stories are ever more relevant today.”

Wakestone Press, established in 2010 and based in Nashville, Tenn, was founded on the belief that neither authors nor stories get proper attention, and that new technologies make small publishing houses fun and viable.

“First Friend, Thomas Jefferson: The Original Social Networker“, written by Kathleen Reid, is a fun, fast-paced novel that brings our third president back to life for the modern day teenager. Jefferson was a collector of knowledge and a global thinker long before people understood what that meant, says Reid.

“My Way: How Elvis Presley became ELVIS“, written by Sherry Hoppe, poses the question of Elvis’ success on American Idol and reveals unknown and seldom written about facts of Elvis Presley’s life and enduring popularity.

The first editions of these two Legacy Series books will be released in stores January, 2012. For more information, go to http://www.WakestonePress.com.

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