New Xulon Juvenile Fiction Encourage Girls To Know That Each Is Beautiful, Valuable, And A Precious Princess In The Eyes Of God

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River T.C. Heyward pens thought-provoking story to build the heart and spirit of young girls in order for each to grow into confident, secure women

Savannah Banana

I hope that mom readers and their daughters will gain insight into how precious each one of us is in Christ ...

Within the pages of River T.C. Heyward’s new book, Savannah Banana, ($9.99, paperback, 9781498471633; $5.99, e-book, 9781498471640) young readers will meet Savannah, a little girl who learns that being a princess is not defined by outward appearance. Follow her on a one-day journey as she discovers – with the help of her friends and the wisdom of her father – that the love of God is shed abroad in all little girls, making them princesses and queens in His Glorious sight. Based on the Word of God, this special story also encourages both parents to continuously teach and reinforce this knowledge to build confidence and security in their daughters. Heyward stresses the importance of teaching youngsters to pray and love the Lord even at a very early age. Savannah Banana was reciting the Lord's Prayer since just before she turned 3 years old.

“I hope that mom readers and their daughters will gain insight into how precious each one of us is in Christ and that knowledge would be supported and reinforced by the dads, whenever possible,” states the author. “I would also hope that what each reader takes away is that as we teach our daughters (and sons) to know their individual value, they are less likely to crave validation from others. Being a princess is not dependent on looks or clothes, but the content in one's heart.”

River T.C. Heyward has worked with children in church as a teacher and coordinator for many years. She has witnessed the hurt experienced by children who do not "fit the mold." She has seen some children try desperately to fit in but stresses that everyone is different – not cut from one cookie cutter mold. It is important for children to know that each boy and girl is fearfully and wonderfully made and God's plan for each of them is distinct – and it is for their good. Future Savanna Banana stories will be written to teach children new and exciting lessons, based on the Word of God, through Heyward’s own life experiences.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Savannah Banana through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: River T.C. Heyward
Email: rheyward.rh(at)gmail(dot)com

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