Publishing Philosophy: Just
because we found the world a certain way doesn't
mean we have to leave it that way. Our goal is to
help readers see beyond what is to what can be by
opening minds and hearts with the power of
imaginative literature. John Gile, Editor
Discrimination At Its Source With New Book
saw the need for a book to help people
come together. Other literature celebrates
our ethnic and cultural differences, but I
believe we also need to celebrate what we have in
common. I want children and adults to
realize that we are more alike than different and
that they could be missing out on wonderful
friendships. In other words, don't judge a
book by its cover.
the same time, because this age of
mobility means many children move from one school
to another, Just Shades of Brown, helps children
see how it feels to be the new kid in
class. I want to encourage students to be
more welcoming and to remind newcomers they are
not alone in what they are experiencing.
It's a simple, straightforward story that
celebrates friendship, no matter what your
background is. People are the same
everywhere." Lana Duncan Hartgraves
2009 by JGC/United Publishing. All rights reserved.
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