Linda M. Steiner’s new book shows beauty in variety

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‘Hayley’s Courage’ tells tale of girl who appears different on outside, learns to accept herself inside.

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Steiner hopes her book will also teach children to cease bullying in school and give children who may appear different to their peers a boosted sense of self-esteem.

Instead of focusing on her daughter’s differences, author Linda M. Steiner paid attention to the unique possibilities for her daughter. In Steiner’s new children’s bookHayley’s Courage” (published by Lulu), readers will find a story about a child born different from the rest, who gains the courage to fit in while building self-confidence, self-respect and self-worth.

Within “Hayley’s Courage,” readers are introduced to Hayley – a little girl who was born with a large birthmark on her face. At the start of the story, Hayley is bullied by a boy at school named Cole. After the two begin to talk, Hayley teaches Cole to accept others and understand why she is different. Hayley’s parents also play a supportive role in nurturing Hayley’s sense of pride in her own individuality.

“‘Hayley’s Courage’ teaches children the respect and morals we should extend to all individuals,” Steiner says. “The story encourages the goodness of the human spirit and conveys an important message to all children who feel different or challenged. It will be a valuable resource for parents, therapists and educators.”

Steiner hopes her book will also teach children to cease bullying in school and give children who may appear different to their peers a boosted sense of self-esteem.

“Hayley’s Courage”
By Linda M. Steiner
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 38 pages | ISBN 9781483415352
E-Book | 38 pages | ISBN 9781483415369

About the Author
Linda M. Steiner was a Writer’s Digest honorable mention winner in children’s nonfiction for “Hayley’s Courage.” She is a kindergarten and reading teacher with a master’s degree in education. She wrote “Hayley’s Courage” in honor of her daughter and for all children who feel different. Steiner lives in Arizona with her family.

Lulu empowers people of all ages to explore and express their interests, passions and expertise through books, photography and art. Since introducing self-publishing in 2002, Lulu has empowered creators in more than 225 countries and territories to produce nearly two million publications. Lulu Jr. allows children to become published authors, encouraging creativity, strengthening literacy and building self-esteem. Picture.com offers professional photography of collegiate and professional sports, memorable and historic events, fine art and home décor. For more information, please visit lulu.com.

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