Educator Latesha Weekes Promotes Self-Confidence in New Children’s Book

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She portrays good deeds and instills desirable values to children through the story of a little girl in “You Are a Shining Star”.

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An online resource reveals that resilience and self-confidence can make a great difference in anyone’s life. For children, these are essential to ensure that they would grow with strength and positive outlook, which will help them to achieve their dreams. In You Are a Shining Star, author Latesha Weekes inspires young readers to shine like a star as she tells the story of Elisa Michelle, a little girl who is quite curious why her mother considers her a shining star.

This book introduces children to Elisa Michelle. Her mother always tells her she is very special to her, and that everything she does makes her special and because she is special, that makes her a shining star. Elisa Michelle, however, is quite inquisitive about some things, so she decides to ask her mother few questions along that line. Soon, she discovers why she is called a shining star and what makes her so special in the eyes of her mother. This story will also encourage readers to discover the answers to the same question.

In You Are a Shining Star, Weekes has written a beautiful, inspiring narrative that will remind young readers of how they can shine like a star wherever they are and even when mommy is not around. All children as well as adults will enjoy this story and the message it sends to everyone—instilling desirable values to children’s mind.

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About the Author
Latesha Weekes, an educator with a background in Special Education, Childhood Education and Literacy has had a love for writing since her early college years. She enjoys drawing, writing poetry and writing stories for children which will inspire them to be extraordinary individuals in the world. She currently resides in Long Island with her fiancé and three children. This is her first children’s book. She can be reached through her email at lateshaweekes(at)gmail(dot)com.

You are a Shining Star * by Latesha Weekes
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Picture Book; $21.99; 26 pages; 978-1-4836-4370-0
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-4371-7

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