New line of positivity coloring books targeted at kids

Positively Delighted on Amazon

Positively Delighted on Amazon

Bestselling Author Kelsey Henry

Bestselling Author Kelsey Henry

With all the turmoil of 2020, kids need activities to help them focus on creating a positive mindset and a life full of delight, laughter, and fun.

Prepare yourself for major fun with our affirmation products. From journals to coloring books and more, we’ve got your self-care needs covered!”

— Positively Delighted

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to ChildMind.org, “The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on kids and teens everywhere — especially those who were already dealing with mental health challenges.” That’s why it’s more important than ever to have tools and resources for kids to foster happiness and focus on the good in life and in themselves.

Bestselling author of Growing Up Roadschooled, Kelsey Henry, has a new line of fun coloring books and journals aimed at kids, teens, and anyone young-at-heart.

Her brand Positively Delighted is all about creating a positive mindset and a life full of delight, laughter, and fun! They don’t shy away from negative thoughts, however, they encourage kids to use them to become stronger and more optimistic through the power of positivity.

Self-care is important for kids and adults alike. And this growing line of journals and notebooks has come along just in time.

View them on Amazon here.

ABOUT KELSEY HENRY:

Kelsey Henry is a singer/songwriter, positivity coach, coloring page creator, digital nomad, and host of The Positively Delighted Show podcast. Her passion for positivity and self-esteem began during her unique childhood growing up roadschooled in an RV from ages 11-17.

She is a certified Canfield Success Trainer, Happy For No Reason Trainer, and Laughter Yoga Leader. She uses these programs to help others create a positive mindset and a life of delight, laughter, and fun! You can find her traveling the country and running her business on the road from her converted glamper CR-V.

She loves smiling and is always trying to make her inner roadschooled kid proud.

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Laura Petersen
Copy That Pops LLC
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What is the “Recession-Proof Immigrant Entrepreneur Formula”?

Now 26, Haris Reis Came to the U.S. at Age 7 from War-Torn Bosnia

Now 26, Haris Reis Came to the U.S. at Age 7 from War-Torn Bosnia

Haris Reis and Gary Vaynerchuk

Haris Reis and Gary Vaynerchuk

Haris Reis with Peter Voogd

Haris Reis with Peter Voogd

Immigrants have an unfair advantage when it comes to business.

Immigrant-owned businesses employed almost 8 million American workers and generated $1.3 trillion in total sales.”

— New American Economy (NAE), 2019

OMAHA, NEBRASKA, USA, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Young serial entrepreneur Haris Reis lives in the United States, but he wasn’t born there. He and his family came to the U.S. when he was just 7 years old, escaping from war-torn Bosnia.

“Being an immigrant can be daunting. Not knowing anybody. Not speaking the language and coming from much less. It can be a never-ending uphill battle as an entrepreneur,” says Reis who, now 26, started BIH Media Inc. in hopes of inspiring people from his home country and showing them what’s really possible.

What may shock most, however, is that despite the obstacles that immigrant entrepreneurs face, Reis believes they have an unfair advantage: their undeniable work ethic. Using that work ethic to build a recession-proof income through a business isn’t easy, but it’s never been more attainable because of the advances in technology. In fact, the Kauffman Foundation concluded that “in 2016 nearly 30 percent of new American companies were started by first-generation immigrants, up from 13 percent in 1996.”

After working directly with Gary Vaynerchuk at Vayner Media, Reis saw first-hand the power of leveraging social media, podcasts, videos, books, and blogs can do for a brand and business.

As Reis now describes it, the Recession-Proof Immigrant Entrepreneur Formula consists of three core steps.

1. Your circle matters. Get around a group of people playing the game at a higher level. This can be hard as most immigrants don’t start off with thousands they can invest in to high-level masterminds, but it is the fastest way to making powerful alliances and next-level income.

2. Build a team. This can be double enriching if the immigrant can employ people from his or her home country. For example, in Bosnia, the average monthly income is $475 USD, so Reis can pay his team members very well without breaking the bank for his business. They love helping someone from their country who is living abroad. It’s a win-win.

3. Diversify. The last thing the immigrant entrepreneur needs to do to recession-proof their business is to make sure they are in multiple industries. That way, they earn money no matter what is happening in the economy.

These steps to building a recession-proof business take time — and investment — but they allow an immigrant to leverage their unfair advantage to attain the very prosperity for which they immigrated.

ABOUT HARIS REIS:
Haris is a 2x National Award-Winning entrepreneur, 2x National Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Digital Marketer.

After working as a growth hacker at VaynerMedia building Gary Vaynerchuk’s personal brand, he co-founded Changing Lanes International, which helped authors, speakers, and coaches to build their brands online. He took that company to 6-figures in just 10 months.

More recently, he helped build SyncSumo, a SaaS company with customers in 36+ countries, and runs a consultancy that has generated millions of dollars for clients, a Facebook ad agency, VaynerSports MMA, Best Selling Book World, The Gamechangers Academy, and a handful of personal clients.

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Haris Reis
BIH Media Inc.
+1 858-215-3798
Business@harisreis.com

Can a gender-balanced children’s book be popular? — Yes, this question sadly still has to be asked in 2021

Kid Star Squad - Book 1 Cover

Kid Star Squad – Book 1 Cover

5 Diverse Characters in the Kid Star Squad Series - 3 Female, 2 Male

5 Diverse Characters in the Kid Star Squad Series – 3 Female, 2 Male

One new author’s quest to contribute diversity into popular books for kids.

I hope that my children will never come to the same devastating conclusion that I did”

— Emma Brightly

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, new author Emma Brightly was an avid reader and good student. She wondered why almost every book she was given, both fiction and nonfiction, had white males in the starring roles.

“I guess women and people of color haven’t done enough to be worth writing about,” was the only conclusion her young mind could come up with. She felt heart-broken.

A study by Florida State University confirms that Brightly’s experience was not an anomaly. The gender-bias and overrepresentation of white characters in 20th-century children’s books is nothing short of shocking.

The study of over 6,000 books published from 1900 to 2000 found that:
• Males are central characters in 57 percent of children’s books published per year, while only 31 percent have female central characters.
• No more than 33 percent of children’s books published in any given year contain central characters that are adult women or female animals, but adult men and male animals appear in up to 100 percent of books.
• Male animals are central characters in more than 23 percent of books per year, while female animals are in only 7.5 percent.
• On average, 36.5 percent of books in each year studied include a male in the title, compared to 17.5 percent that include a female.
• Although books published in the 1990s came close to parity for human characters, a significant disparity of nearly 2 to 1 remains for male animal characters versus female.

“The widespread pattern of underrepresentation of females that we find supports the belief that female characters are less important and interesting than male characters,” said Janice McCabe, the lead sociologist for the study.

Flash forward to 2019. The Guardian looked at the most popular picture books published in 2018 and found that the books, “collectively present a white and male-dominated world to children, feature very few BAME (black, Asian, and minority ethnic) characters and have become more biased against girls in the past year.”

Now as 2020 comes to a close and 2021 begins, one wonders if gender-balanced children’s books with strong female and BAME lead characters can make their way to the bestsellers lists.

“Kids need books that reflect the true brilliant diversity of the world they live in and paint an inspiring picture that they can be great leaders and problem-solvers no matter their skin color or gender,” says Brightly who is working on her first series of books for kids ages 7 to 11 years old.

Brightly’s Kid Star Squad series centers around five main characters, three of whom are female and two of whom are male. Each character has a familial origin from a different part of the world — Northern Africa, Southern Africa, South America, North America, and East Asia.

Brightly hopes that the Kid Star Squad series and other books with diverse and interesting characters (by diverse authors) will rise to the top of kids’ must-read lists. Book 1 of the series is currently free to all readers on Amazon.

“I hope that my children will never come to the same devastating conclusion that I did,” adds Brightly who is currently compiling a list of children’s books with diverse characters from diverse authors to share with teachers, parents, and libraries.

To add a book to the list, please reach out.

Emma Brightly
Atlanticus Books
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Teen Author’s 2nd Book Debuts as a #1 Release on Amazon, Collaborates With wikiHow

MORGAN HILL, CA, UNITED STATES, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With her mission to raise awareness of school bullying nationwide, teen author Riyani Patel, age 16 from the San Francisco Bay Area, launched her 2nd book The “Terrible” Bullies…

Cleveland based ATBOSH Media Ltd. Celebrates 2020/2021 Publishing Lineup

Fallen Virtue Book Cover

Sunken Restaurant Cover

Publisher announces new slate of books available for both distribution and licensing/development

CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Operating a small publishing firm during a global pandemic isn’t easy, but Cleveland based ATBOSH Media Ltd. has been churning out a steady stream of content all year long.

In the world of poetry ATBOSH has released: “In the Garden of Old Age” by Nina Gibans, with photography by Abby Star, a series of poems about memory – collected ideas from a rich life with continuous interactions — ideas and people; “The Sunken Restaurant and Other Verse” by Philip Taylor, a light-hearted but incisive collection of comic verse written during the 1980’s; “Yamamba’s Mountains” by Linda C. Ehrlich, inspired by the medieval-period Japanese Noh play Yamamba, and by Ohba Minako’s short story “Smile of a Mountain Witch” which contemporizes the Yamamba legend; and “Encore: A Collection of Verse & Song Poems” a collection of poetry and songs written by Marjorie E. Potter from 1969 to 2009, Marjorie passed away in April 2020.

On the more narrative side of things, Publishers Weekly said of RJ Benson’s “Fallen Virtue (Of Beasts and Buzzards Series Book 1)” that “Benson’s well-crafted story and dynamic relationships make for a promising series opener.” Angels, demons, love, ruin, and musicians in Cincinnati, Ohio, “Fallen Virtue” is a “steamy debut paranormal thriller offers a unique interpretation of angelic lore.”

“The Life of Frederick Maehle from His Memoirs” by Gerda Freedheim is the story of Frederick “Fritz” Maehle who kept a journal from 1913 to 1940. A story of survival of a family devastated and fragmented by World War I, then the Great Depression, and finally WWII.

“No Life But This: A Novel of Emily Warren Roebling” by Diane Vogel Ferri is the story of a remarkable woman who lived from 1843 to 1903, and whose accomplishments would seem unbelievable if they were not true. She was an ardent feminist who was well ahead of her time and served as the liaison and field supervisor for the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

While working on his upcoming text “Discovering Digital Humanity” (coming Summer 2021), author and educator Tom Haymes pulled out all of the stops to write “Learn at Your Own Risk: 9 Strategies for Thriving in a Pandemic and Beyond” to address educational issues during the global pandemic.

Popular Cleveland area cooking instructor Judi Strauss has released “Judi Strauss’ Big Red Cookbook”, comprised of 24 mini cookbooks and is over 600 pages of do-it-yourself culinary goodness.

Upcoming Releases

ATBOSH Media Ltd. is proud to announce an extended agreement to publish and republish the works of Nina Freedlander Gibans. This includes the “yet to be published” poetry books “Coins in the Fountain” and “A Festival of Friends” as well as “Darling Nina, Love Jim” – the collection of love letters from her late husband written from 1954 to 1956. This agreement also includes the reprinting of the poetry books “18 Gardens and their Gardeners” and “And So I Must Imagine” as well as the very important non-fiction references “The Community Arts Council Movement: History, Opinions, Issues” and “Bridges to Understanding Children’s Museums” both long out of print.

Nina’s ever popular “Celebrating the Soul of Cleveland” has been recorded as an audiobook by her grandson and is currently in post-production. “A Bird in the Deep: The True Story of the USS Partridge” has been narrated by the author James Christopher Krouse as an audio book and is also in post-production. Sunk during the Battle of Normandy, the USS Partridge may have inspired Herman Wouk’s World War II novel, The Caine Mutiny.

Old Favorites

Even a publishing company can have their own favorite books.

“Albert: An Autobiography” by Albert Borowitz was written when Al was 13 but published when he was 87 – a light and precocious read.

“Tales from the Locker Room: An Anecdotal Portrait of George Szell and his Cleveland Orchestra” by Lawrence Angell and Bernette Jaffe still delights everyone who reads it.

“Man of the World: Book 1 of The Odyssey Expedition” by Graham Hughes. Graham is the only person to have visited every country in the world without flying. While on his journey he presented the travel series “Graham’s World”, which was commissioned by National Geographic, produced by Lonely Planet, distributed by BBC Worldwide and broadcast in over 50 countries around the world. Book 1 earned him a coveted Kirkus Starred Review (and they named it one of 2018’s best books of the year) and the audio book is narrated with joyful enthusiasm by Graham himself. “Man of the World” is a must read! Graham is currently working on books 2 (and 3).

“The Present Past” by Leonard Ross is a spy thriller set in the 1960s and involves set pieces all over the world. Leonard Ross really viewed himself as the Jewish Ian Fleming and the book is a real page turner!

Agency Press

As an Agency Press, ATBOSH Media Ltd. also serves as the literary agent for both the written work as well as their derivative works including television and film rights for most of the books they publish.

Larger publishing houses interested in publishing or distributing the work or production companies interested in optioning the work should contact Jared Bendis directly at jared@atbosh.com or call 216-288-6349.

Many of the authors are available for interviews and speaking engagements, virtually, of course.

Jared Bendis
ATBOSH Media Ltd.
+1 216-288-6349
email us here

Guildhawk Launches Powerful new multilingual editing software called Text Perfect

Flags of the USA Canada China United Kingdom and EU with Guildhawk Aided Translation Technology text in simplified chinese Text Perfect software service

Written content made perfect with Text Perfect and Guildhawk Aided

Text Perfect is a new software from Guildhawk that automatically ensures a tender or other documents produced by multiple authors have one consistent style.

Correcting other people’s work is time consuming. Text Perfect makes companies more productive and it handles multilingual content.”

— Giorgia Romani, Transformation Software, Guildhawk

SHEFFIELD, YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Queen’s Award winning tech led language business Guildhawk has launched a powerful new multilingual editing software called Text Perfect.

It has been created for companies that produce written content that needs to be in a consistent style, flawless and use predetermined words, phrases and terms.

It addresses the problem that correcting other people’s work is time consuming and frustrating. Text Perfect is a new software that automatically ensures a tender or other document produced by multiple authors has one consistent style. The machine learning algorithms are trained to apply rules that guarantee consistency and automatically edit documents in accordance with a company’s approved terminology and corporate style guidelines.

Launched during the global pandemic and featured in Bloomberg news, the software is helping power the fourth Industrial Revolution by boosting productivity and efficiency, one of its unique features is its ability to process content in many languages and translate to and from many languages.

Giorgia Romani
Guildhawk
+44 20 7397 2770
giorgia.romani@guildhawk.com
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On Its 20th Anniversary Room to Read Reaffirms Its Contribution to Foundational Literacy and Gender Equality

An international non-profit organization, Room to Read’s two decades journey has only cemented its core belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children.

NEW DELHI, NEW DELHI, INDIA, December 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Room to Read, the pioneer organization in imparting quality education to underprivileged children and strengthening gender equality, is celebrating its 20th anniversary across the globe.

An international non-profit with its headquarters in San Francisco, USA, and operations across sixteen countries of Asia and Africa, Room to Read’s two decades journey has only cemented its core belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children. Its innovative model focuses on profound, systemic transformation within schools in low-income communities during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. The organization collaborates with governments and local communities to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. Since its inception in the year 2000, Room to Read has benefited nearly 20 million children worldwide.

Room to Read India is the organization’s largest area of operation, with current presence across nine states in the country. In India, the organization has benefitted over 4.3 million children and distributed more than 100 million culturally relevant age appropriate books. It hopes to reach over 10 million children by 2024, depending on government collaborations and fund availability.

Room to Read’s programs have shown high impact. Children going through its comprehensive foundational literacy program has been found to be reading three times faster and two times more comprehension/understanding by the end of grade 2, compared to other non-intervention schools. Similarly, Room to Read’s life skills inputs to girls have been proven to reduce girl’s school dropout by 20% while enhancing their skills of problem solving, decision making, relationship building and expressing agency over one’s life. These are significant achievements in view of the National Education Policy 2020’s focus on foundational learning and life skills.

This impact, and the quality of Room to Read interventions have been widely acknowledged by governments, academics, donors, teachers and the communities that it serves. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his visit to a Room to Read supported school in Varanasi in September 2018, remarked, “Room to Read through its methods has inculcated the habit of reading and developed an interest in reading amongst children. I saw that students from early grades were able to read confidently.” Chief Ministers and Education Ministers of states like Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Telangana, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand have also visited and acknowledged the work done by Room to Read.

On the occasion to mark its 20th anniversary Sourav Banerjee, Country Director, Room to Read India remarked “I want to extend my gratitude to every member of the organization for their hard work and dedication and to all the funding partners for their support. As we set our strategy for the next five years, we are sharply focused on supporting system-level adoption and influence to build a path toward greater scale. We will continue to deliver high-quality programs at the school level and help individual girls succeed. Our aim for the next five years will be to more than double the number of children benefited in the past 20 years”.

Room to Read’s Covid response

At the onset of the global Covid pandemic, as schools shut down, Room to Read quickly pivoted its activities to reach out to its beneficiaries through distant means. To make sure little children have education continuity and maintain reading habits during pandemic, the organization developed Read Aloud videos of story books, audio activities for children and their parents, toll free IVR for story listening, and specially curated Radio and TV episodes for early grade learners. In a few states, a Mobile library van with colorful books were moved around in far flung areas with low mobile connectivity. For addressing the digital divide, a learning kit, comprising of story cards, worksheets, parent’s guide and stationeries was also provided to children.

For the girls of the Girls Education program, online life skills content was delivered over digital medium and radio/ community radio. This was supplemented through self-instructional life skill materials (newsletter, comic books) delivered both online and in physical form. Girls were also provided with reading materials, stationery and hygiene kits to meet their health and education needs, and to keep them motivated to continue with their education.

In order to keep the focus on education continuity during the pandemic and prevent children from dropping out, Room to Read launched several online and offline campaigns during this period. The ‘India Gets Reading’ campaign (Aug 15- Sept 8) focused on promoting reading among children and reached out to children, teachers and parents across nine states with physical and online books and reading materials. The ‘Har Kadam BetiKe Sang” campaign (Oct 11- Nov 30) focused on girls’ education and reached out to parents and community to pledge their support to girl’s education. The campaign used a multimedia approach and was very well received by government officials and community members. These campaigns were supplemented through various state and national level discussions and webinars to create awareness on the issues of early literacy and girl’s education respectively.

Currently Room to Read, in partnership with NDTV, is running a television campaign “Education Endures-Back to School” rallying to bring back all children to school after the pandemic.

Rachana Chowdhary
MediaValueWorks
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