An adorable book that young girls will love to read.  I enjoy books for kids that are educational, entertaining and fun!

Apricot Brown: Miss Undefinable, written by Dana Drucker- Solano, is an inspiring children’s graphic novel aimed to empower tweens (7 to 12 year-olds) of all backgrounds to embrace a multicultural lifestyle. The book’s leading character, Apricot Brown uses her diversity as her super power to show girls how to be proud of who they are and empower themselves through their differences. She embodies the mindset of today’s generation, the “Remix Generation” whose tastes and preferences cover the spectrum, just like she does. Apricot Brown is called Miss Undefinable because she chooses not to define herself by one type of ethnic group, clique, culture, or style, allowing herself the freedom and opportunity to discover, develop and mix things up!

The character is based on the author’s own diverse background and experience growing up as a multiethnic woman herself. Dana believes that diversity is America’s greatest strength and the world’s brightest future!

Quote from the author:

“Apricot Brown: Miss Undefinable is the personification of my truest self. The girl I’ve always been inside but didn’t have to courage to be growing up. My path to self discovery was long and posed many challenges, but when it came to an end, I felt elevated, like I’d been ushered into a new world. A world filled with sparks, energy and goose bumps. The epiphany that changed everything came in the form of a whisper “You don’t fit in anywhere, because you fit in everywhere with everyone, said my heart.” In an instant, I uncovered that I was the person holding me back from being all that I am, letting other people’s prejudices alter my decisions and deflate my self-esteem. Without words, society teaches us to break into cliques rather than stand up for who we are and what we believe in. I wanted to create a heroine that would inspire girls to create their own unique identities and celebrate individuality with fortitude, self-confidence and fearlessness. Apricot Brown is the anti-identity, a fresh voice for a new generation of girls whose backgrounds span the globe…by way of their American birthright.”

Apricot Brown: Miss Undefinable is a hardback graphic novel for kids ages 7 and up, combining catchy rhymes, hip dialogue and eye-popping 3D illustrations. The poetic story revolves around Apricot Brown’s first day of school–a day of reckoning for most kids when they are scrutinized and judged by their new peers. But the title character dares the unthinkable: she declares her independence from homogeneous cliques and invites everyone to cross boundaries by “trying on” different cultures, racial identities and philosophies through a series of metamorphoses. Like any pioneer, Apricot Brown faces opposition. Will this opposition break the spirit of her new friends or will they outshine the “haters” by becoming the pioneers of the Remix Generation?

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Two of our readers’ will have a chance to win an Apricot Brown: Miss Undefinable book.   The book retails for $17 on Amazon.

Giveaway Entry Rules

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Giveaway Rules:

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents.  Random.org will be used to select the winner. Giveaway ends 9/16/11, at 11:00 pm CST. The winner will be announced and must respond with a current email address within 48 hours to claim. Otherwise, another eligible entry will be chosen. Please make sure that you leave your email address in case you win. Good luck everyone!

Giveaway closed- The winner’s are Niurka– winning comment #6 and Valerie– winning comment #14.  Congrats!

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I received no products or monetary compensation for this post.  Article provided by the author Dana Drucker- Solano’s assistant.  The opinions herein are my own.

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