Monday, July 27, 2015

I am Awesome

I am Awesome
I am Awesome
Actress Garcelle Beauvais and publisher Stranger Comics are announcing the release of “I AM AWESOME,” the third installment in their “I AM” children’s book series. The street date for the hardcover book has been set for August 25, 2015, and is currently available for preorder on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The digital version is already available for download now via iBooks (iTunes), Amazon Kindle, and a variety of other platforms. 

The first two books in the series, “I AM MIXED” and “I AM LIVING IN 2 HOMES,” were released in 2013 and 2014, respectively, and have seen worldwide success with the first book selling out the initial print run prior to release and reaching a third printing within a year. The series is co-authored by Garcelle and Stranger Comics’ president, Sebastian A. Jones, and beautifully illustrated by artist James C. Webster.

Drawing on both her life experience as a mother and research on children’s issues, Beauvais’ “I AM” books address identity issues relevant to many children today. The first book, “I AM MIXED,” focuses on brother and sister Jay and Nia and explores the thoughts and emotions shared from children of mixed ethnicities. The second book in the series, "I AM LIVING IN 2 HOMES," navigates the complexities both child and parent face when dealing with separation and divorce. The upcoming release, “I AM AWESOME,” encourages self-confidence in children by highlighting the things about them that are unique and stressing that they take pride in their identity.
As an incubator and aggregator of content, Stranger Comics develops and designs franchises for multi-media platforms. Stranger Kids, the children’s division of the young publishing company, partnered with Beauvais to tackle some of the more complex and often neglected subjects that youth faces today. Sebastian A. Jones remarks, “In the first two books, we focused on very specific topics, ones we felt were important to discuss. While there are many other significant issues we could address, we felt that this book should have a broader message, one that could be helpful to all children. After all, everyone deserves to feel AWESOME.”
Garcelle Beauvais agreed, saying, “Kids these days deal with so much more than we ever had to growing up. I sometimes wish I could just sit them all down and say, ‘Look, forget about all that and just be a kid. Enjoy it, and be happy with who you are.’ That’s what this book is for me.”

© The Weirding, 2015

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