Friday, August 26, 2011
Not Fat Because I Wanna Be
TITLE: Not Fat Because I Wanna Be
AUTHOR: LaNiyah Bailey (author), LaToya M. White (adult contact)
PUBLISHER: CreateSpace http://www.createspace.com (March 2, 2011)
“Am I fat because I wanna be?” This is what Jessica wonders all the time. The kids in school always laugh and call her names just because she’s overweight. Even some of the teachers say mean things to her! They all think that just because Jessica is overweight, that all she eats nothing but junk food. Will the other kids ever quit bullying her?
One day, Jessica and her mother are sitting on the sofa watching TV. They hear the President’s wife say that if kids would eat healthy food, they wouldn’t be obese. This isn’t always true. Jessica doesn’t eat junk food or greasy food like french fries. She eats healthy food like salads, vegetables, fish and chicken. Why, Jessica even excercises! She’s not fat because she wants to be.
In this easy to read children’s chapter book, we follow Jessica and find out just what’s wrong. Why does her belly stick out? Through her journey we find out with Jessica that there are other reasons for being overweight.
This is the personal experience of six-year-old author, LaNiyah Bailey’s, journey of being overweight. The bullying that she encountered because of this prompted her to write this children’s book with the help of her mother. In the book we meet Jessica, who is also overweight. LaNiyah takes a brave stand and let’s kids know that there are other reasons that cause obesity than not eating healthy.
Visit LaNiyah’s website and blog at: http://www.NotFatBecauseIWannaBe.com to see what else she has to say. You also learn more about her at this site.
Get Not Fat Because I Wanna Be at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com or Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com. You can also get this great read at Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com, Author’s Den http://www.authorsden.com or at LaNiyah’s website http://www.NotFatBecauseIWannaBe.com.
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About LaNiyah Bailey
Six-year-old LaNiyah Bailey is already well acquainted with with bullies, teasing and obesity. She is now a youth advocate against bullies and wants others to know that obesity is caused by more than not eating right. LaNiyah hopes that her book will enlighten other people as well as entertain young readers.