Word Search Divas

Loving Healing Press
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White-and-black word searches are SO yesteryear. Where's the jazz in that? Divas don't play that game. We demand more. Finally, finally, finally there's a word search book for us. Think: glamorous. Think: to-die-for fashion shots. Think: unusual shapes. It's time to say tah-tah to oh-so-blah puzzle books. And, say hellooo to: WORD SEARCH DIVAS!
About The Author
Jewel Kats, 32, is a Diva with a closet stuffed with fashion accessories. Despite chaos, Jewel manages to work her chic tail off. She's authored three children's books for Loving Healing Press. For six years, she penned a syndicated advice column for Scripps Howard News Service and TorStar Syndication Service. She's won $20,000 in scholarships from Global Television and women's publisher, Harlequin Enterprises. Jewel also interned at Entertainment Tonight Canada. So what's got her through all this? Why, red lipstick, of course
Learn more at www.JewelKats.com
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Jewel Kats was born Michelle Meera Katyal in Toronto, Canada on November 24, 1978. At the age of nine, she was involved in a car accident, which left her with limited use of her legs. She became an author and disability advocate. For six years, she wrote a syndicated teen advice column for Scripps Howard News Service and The Halifax Chronicle Herald. She wrote 11 books and created the Fairy Ability Tales series, which reimagined fairy tales to feature a protagonist with a disability or chronic illness. Her books include What Do You Use to Help Your Body?: Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities, DitzAbled Princess: A Comical Diary Inspired by Real Life, and Miss Popular Steals the Show: Girls in Wheelchairs Rule! She has won several awards including two Mom's Choice silver medals, a gold medal from Gelett Burgess Awards, and a bronze medal from IPPY Awards. She was the inspiration behind Archie Comics character, Harper Lodge. She died on January 7, 2016 at the age of 37.

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Oct 1, 2011
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Games & Activities / Word & Word Search
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Reena wants to be a star...
...A Bollywood star. Unfortunately, her family won't stand for it. It doesn't help that Reena is only eight-years-old. However, a beacon of hope arrives in the form of Uncle Jessi. He's just emigrated from India to America, and is a welcome addition to her family household. Uncle Jessi and Reena share a special bond. Not only are they old pen pals, but he recognizes her desperation to become a Bollywood actress.

One day, Uncle Jessi plans a secret surprise. He invites her to take part in a pretend acting game. Reena jumps at the chance. At first, she enjoys swinging her hips to Bollywood beats. She smiles brightly at his camera. However, halfway through her performance matters take an unexpected turn. The end results surprise both Reena and Uncle Jessi.
Important lessons come through an action-driven story and beautiful illustrations:

Children will learn that sexual abuse is NEVER their fault.ÿParents and children will be given a launching pad to discuss the warning signs of "grooming."ÿChildren will come away knowing they have the power to say: "NO." Children will discover that sexual abuse can occur in any cultural group.ÿChildren can be assured that they will be believed when reporting inappropriate behavior.ÿTherapists and parents can exhibit that sexual abuse isn't an off-limits topic. Child abuse survivors will come away knowing they are not alone.ÿ

Therapists' Acclaim for "Reena's Bollywood Dream"
""Reena's Bollywood Dream" is exceptionally well-written. It works as an educational piece to foster awareness to children and their families regarding the realities of sexual abuse within the South Asian community. This informative book can help alter a child's life for the better."
--Sadia Khaliq, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., Community Treatment Coordinator, Centre for Addiction and Mental Healthÿ

"With a captivating story and beautiful illustration, and with a message that is cross-cultural and educational, Reena's Bollywood Dream can help children understand the sad reality that there are those who can hurt them but there is also means of staying safe--with others' help. I recommend this book highly to all families; it can be instrumental to starting a conversation about a difficult topic."
--Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, Founder and CEO, Stop the Silence

Juvenile Fiction: Social Issues - Sexual Abuse
Family & Relationships: Abuse - Child Abuse
Social Science: Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies

This “marvelously absorbing” book is “a walk on the wild side of words and ventures into the zone where language and mathematics intersect” (San Jose Mercury News).

A former Wall Street Journal reporter and NPR regular, Stefan Fatsis recounts his remarkable rise through the ranks of elite Scrabble players while exploring the game’s strange, potent hold over them—and him.
At least thirty million American homes have a Scrabble set—but the game’s most talented competitors inhabit a sphere far removed from the masses of “living room players.” Theirs is a surprisingly diverse subculture whose stars include a vitamin-popping standup comic; a former bank teller whose intestinal troubles earned him the nickname “G.I. Joel”; a burly, unemployed African American from Baltimore’s inner city; the three-time national champion who plays according to Zen principles; and the author himself, who over the course of the book is transformed from a curious reporter to a confirmed Scrabble nut.
Fatsis begins by haunting the gritty corner of a Greenwich Village park where pickup Scrabble games can be found whenever weather permits. His curiosity soon morphs into compulsion, as he sets about memorizing thousands of obscure words and fills his evenings with solo Scrabble played on his living room floor. Before long he finds himself at tournaments, socializing—and competing—with Scrabble’s elite.
But this book is about more than hardcore Scrabblers, for the game yields insights into realms as disparate as linguistics, psychology, and mathematics. Word Freak extends its reach even farther, pondering the light Scrabble throws on such notions as brilliance, memory, competition, failure, and hope. It is a geography of obsession that celebrates the uncanny powers locked in all of us, “a can’t-put-it-down narrative that dances between memoir and reportage” (Los Angeles Times).
“Funny, thoughtful, character-rich, unchallengeably winning writing.” —The Atlantic Monthly
This edition includes a new afterword by the author.
Who are the people with disabilities in your neighborhood?Maggie and Momma love going for walks. During every outing, Maggie learns aboutsomething new. Today's no different! Momma has arranged for Maggie to meet lotsof people in her neighborhood. They all have different jobs. They all come from differentcultures. They all use different things to help their bodies. Maggie doesn't just stopto chit-chat. Rather, she gets to the bottom of things. By asking the right question, shediscovers how many people with disabilities use aids to help them out. Let's find outhow they work, too!
Children will learn that disabilities occur in every cultureParents and teachers can accurately explain how various disability aids workChildren will realize that working with a disability is a possibility for someTherapists can use this book as a motivational tool for patients with disabilitiesKids can satisfy their curiosity about disability aids in an unimposing manner
Therapists' Acclaim:
"This book is just right for a preschooler or young elementaryaged child who needs a simple introductory explanationabout disabilities and accommodations. It's charactersexperience varied limitations and are represented byculturally diverse people in the neighborhood. The bookis short, matter of fact, colorful and to the point."
--Laurie Zelinger, PhD, author of Please Explain Anxiety to Me
"Perception of a disability is life-shaping for those whoare 'differently able'. it is imperative that they have assistivedevices to help them lead normal lives and beperceived as 'normal'. i.e. differently able. Your bookshows people living their normal lives with assistive deviceswhich is the way it should be Thanks for your greatcontribution to the positive perception of people who aredifferently abled."
--N.Siddiq, B.Sc., M.D., CBC freelance broadcast journalist
"This book is a great resource for parents, teachers andother childhood educators to help teach children aboutliving with a disability. It offers important lessons in tolerance, compassion and dignity."
--Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications, March of Dimes Canada
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Juvenile Fiction: Social Issues - Special Needs
Education: Special Education - Physical Disabilities
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