Valerie Miele Teaches Self-Acceptance in Heartwarming New Book

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Firs time author uses storytelling gift to impart valuable lessons to young readers.

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A delightful story filled with meaningful lessons about self-acceptance

Self-esteem is defined by as how much a person values himself or himself. The same website describes healthy self-esteem as a child’s armor against the challenges of the world. First time author Valerie Miele knows the important role that parents have in the development of their child’s self-esteem. She recently released “Milky's Way at the Zoo” (published by Xlibris), a delightful story filled with meaningful lessons about self-acceptance.

The story follows the title character, Milky, a snow-white kitten who goes to the zoo. During her trip there, Milky discovers the importance of loving herself just the way she is.

As a mother, Miele wanted to write a book that will not only captivate the imagination of young readers but also give them something to think about, particularly on the subject of loving and accepting themselves.

“My past experiences inspired the lesson behind this book because I have struggled with body image issues and loving myself for a while now,” the mother of one says, “I did not want my son or other children to grow up feeling the same way so I wrote this book to show them that being yourself and being just the way you are is good.”

Accompanied by beautiful, fully-colored illustrations, “Milky's Way at the Zoo” is a treasury of timeless lessons that both children and grownups can learn from.

“Milky's Way at the Zoo”
By Valerie Miele
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 30 pages | ISBN 9781499061949
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 30 pages | ISBN 9781499061956
E-Book | 30 pages | ISBN 9781499061963
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Valerie Miele started writing short stories on an old typewriter at the age of seven while sitting in her mother’s office. She continued to write stories throughout the years. After the birth of her son, Lucas, she pursued publishing her stories so she could read them to her son at bedtime. The character, Milky, is named after her family’s cat.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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