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MY SISTER IS MY BEST FRIEND, AWARDED CREATIVE CHILD MAGAZINE 2012 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD

 M E D I A  R E L E A S E
CONTACT: Nicole Weaver
Children’s Trilingual Author
http://nicole-weaver.com
Email: lumiereleclaire@yahoo.com
For Immediate Release
Nicole Weaver’s trilingual children’s book, My Sister Is My Best Friend: A Trilingual Story, English, French, and Spanish has been awarded Creative Child Awards Program 2012 Preferred Choice Award – Kids Picture Storybooks category.

 

 

About CreatProgramive Child Awards 

Each year, Creative Child holds a 2-day event held in Henderson, Nevada where over a hundred guest reviewers (moms and education professionals) are invited to attend a review event at the local convention center. All products are divided into categories and displayed at various review stations. Guest reviewers are asked to sit and review each product at one station, then move to another station, and so forth and so on. A review form is provided to each guest to aid him or her in evaluating each product. The review forms are to include written comments and a score value based on criteria that corresponds to the product’s category.

Finally, all review forms are collected, scores tabulated, and comments reviewed. Based on the scores and comments, certain products are determined to be finalists and receive a prestigious Preferred Choice award. The Seal of Excellence is another prestigious award given to those products that are not finalists but do exceed expectations based on the criteria for nurturing creativity and education in children.

Look for My Sister Is My Best Friend: A Trilingual Story, English, French and Spanish to be featured in Creative Child‘s special holiday issue this November!

Synopsis

My Sister Is My Best Friend is a story about the unique and very close friendship that exists between twin sisters. The sisters celebrate their friendship and closeness by doing just about everything together. People from all cultures can relate to this heartwarming story with the text written in English/Spanish/French on each page.

About the Author

Nicole Weaver was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti. She came to the United States when she was ten years old. She is fluent in Creole, French, Spanish and English. She is a veteran teacher of French and Spanish. Her deep connection with family resulted in her writing and publishing, My Sister Is My Best Friend: A Trilingual Story, by Guardian Angel Publishing, November 2011.  Nicole has one more book under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing, My Brother Is My Best Friend. Weaver also penned the children’s trilingual picture book entitled, Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle. The story is about a Haitian little girl who resided by the beach in Haiti.

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A Call for Celebration

It does not take much for me to be thankful.  In two days, it will be July 4th.  I celebrate America every day of the year.  I am very thankful to be a naturalized American citizen.  Where would I be without coming to America?  I shudder when I think about the possible answers to this question.  Originally, from Port-au-Prince Haiti, I came to the United when I turned 10.  I worked hard, took advantage of all that was available to me and went to college.  I honestly, do not think I would be alive today, had I not come to America.

Would I be among those living in tent city because of the 2010 earthquake? Would I even be alive? I try my best not to ponder upon these things, but being human, these thoughts do cross my mind.  I think in some ways it is good because it is a constant reminder that I should always remain thankful for what I have.  Therefore, in celebration of July 4th 2012, I am going to share a poem I wrote many moons ago. I LOVE YOU AMERICA!  HAPPY 4th OF JULY TO ALL!

I love America land of majesty
land of great opportunities.

I love America land that bears
the world’s burden on her shoulders

I love America land that dares
to care like none other

I love America
I salute you
I would be destitute without
your absolute pursuit of
liberty for all

I love America land of great resolute
I attribute all of my successes to you!

Newly Released Kindle EBook

Cover of my newly published Ebook. Can you imagine giving birth on September Eleven, 2001? I am sure there are a ton of kids born on that terrible day. I know two who were born on 9/11, this inspired me to write a story titled: My Birthday is September 11. It is a thought-provoking story for all readers. The Ebook titled My Birthday is September Eleven and Other Short Stories is available on Kindle. See description below:

Growing up is filled with new experiences and they partner emotions. Our trials in life teach us compassion and help us to empathize with others. Our difficulties make us who we are, helping each of us to find our place in the world.

In this collection of short stories, simple acts of kindness make a world of difference in the lives of individuals. The theme of compassion weaves through all five stories, inspiring readers to discover this important lesson in life; we were created to help others.

My Birthday is September Eleven- A story about a boy who was born on 9/11. When the reader steps into the world of Matthew he or she will recognize the undercurrent of mourning that will help all to never forget 9/11.

Zebra Boy – A biracial boy is spared further teasing when his best friend comes to his rescue.

The Good Samaritan – A group of fifth-graders raise funds to help a fellow classmate who needs money for a life-saving surgery.

No More Hunger – Ronald, a Haitian boy whose village was virtually wiped out by a devastating hurricane, becomes a victim of abject poverty. He is later rescued when the well-respected Madame Wilson takes it upon herself to nourish him back to health.

A New Life – A biracial boy experiences many hardships before being adopted by a caring couple.