Raccoon Born Without Mask Teaches Importance of Acceptance in New Children’s Book

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The Sisters Spurlock announces release of ‘No Mask, No Home!’

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Today children are more aware of their differences than ever before with the ongoing ban on foreign nations, bullying in schools, and the protests over individuality across the nation.

When Rupert the raccoon is born, everyone knows he’s different. Of all his brothers and sisters, he’s the only one without a mask. People call him a disgrace, and since he isn’t like all the other raccoons, he leaves home in search of an owl who can make his wish to be like all the others come true. But along the way, Rupert meets other animals who also have unique traits. Together, they learn an important lesson about individual differences, self-respect and acceptance.

No Mask, No Home!” (published by Archway Publishing) by The Sisters Spurlock is a new children’s book that takes young readers on a journey of self-awareness, and teaches the importance of self-acceptance – communicating that everyone is special, regardless of differences. The book also includes a lesson plan for parents or educators to use when discussing the book’s themes with children.

“Today children are more aware of their differences than ever before with the ongoing ban on foreign nations, bullying in schools, and the protests over individuality across the nation,” say the Sisters Spurlock. “This story makes a strong case for teaching respect and acceptance to those who are feeling different or left out and hopefully will give them some peace that being different is what makes them special.”

“No Mask, No Home!”
By The Sisters Spurlock
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 50 pages | ISBN 9781480843578
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 50 pages | ISBN 9781480843561
E-Book | 50 pages | ISBN 9781480843585
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Stacy Spurlock Robbins and Dianne Spurlock Winstead were born to educator and author parents in Nashville. Robbins is a retired Reading Recovery Specialist with 17 years of experience and Winstead is currently teaching second grade in a Metro Nashville Public School, finishing up her 28th year. Both are multi-award-winning educators, having been selected as Teacher of the Year five times collectively among other professional awards. Robbins is married to Kevin and has two sons. Winstead is married to John and has one son. Both live outside of Nashville. They are also the authors of “Navikate and the Sound of the Sea.”

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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