Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29: Stories for Children show

Come listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children as the hosts VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Chirstopherson and Irene Roth chat with youth author LaNiyah and her mother about her debut book, NOT FAT Because I Wanne Be, being a youth writer, publishing a book and her experiences along withtips on how to deal with bullies.

The show will be live August 29, 2011 at 8pm EST.

In her debut book, Not FAT Because I Wanna Be, LaNiyah details the struggle of Jessica, a fictional girl who has an underlying medical issue that causes her to gain weight. Bullied by her peers, Jessica learns to accept her body and eventually opens up about her condition to her classmates.

LaNiyah is not only speaking to other children through her book, but has become an
advocate for anti-bullying organizations. With a message that words can hurt and that not all weight gain is due to an unhealthy lifestyle, LaNiyah hopes her book will enlighten and entertain her young readers.

“I just wish this book can help other kids like me...and I wish it can help people see that [even though] you might be big that you are not unhealthy or… a monster like people may make you feel.”

You can find out more about LaNiyah Bailey, her book and World of Ink Author/Book Tour at

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