Life of a Firefly: The Incredible Adventures and Mostly True Stories of Sandy Forte

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If you are just going to buy ONE BOOK THIS YEAR for your middle grade or young adult child, THIS IS IT! It’s a book your children will cherish for the rest of their lives.
It has received rave editorial reviews and won multiple awards like the 2021 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS, Children’s Mind/Soul/Body category, and Reader Views’ GRAND PRIZE – Best Fiction.
Life of a Firefly is already becoming a classic children’s book. It’s warm, it’s exciting, it’s captivating and most of all – KIDS LOVE IT!

“I have a daughter who absolutely loved to read this! I love how quick-witted and courageous Sandy is. THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE IN EVERY ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY!” –Megan B. Joseph, MHA
“I can’t even express how much I LOVED this book. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in the past decade!” –Ms. Allison, Editor Book Editing Services

In this award winning children’s book Sandy learns to face her giants with the help of a tiny firefly. It builds strong character and help boost self esteem. Kids see themselves in almost every situation that Sandy finds herself in, as she and her firefly go on amazing adventures that captures the imagination. As she continues on her incredible journey, each person she encounters teaches another lesson about friendship and family.
This beautiful collection of moral stories will remind children, no matter how bleak a situation may look, a little faith and a firefly, can take them a long way. It also gives children of color a mirror of strong characters that look like them, and others a window to experience the African American community in a whole new way.

“It’s a book that parents and librarians should put in the hands of young readers. … Life of a Firefly is funny, uplifting, and, according to the author, ninety-eight per cent true.”
–Ruth Latta, Reviewer for the Compulsive Reader and CM Magazine
“… a compelling adventure indeed; worthy not just of leisure pursuit, but family and school discussion. It’s very highly recommended reading.”
–Diane C. Donovan, Midwest Book Review, Senior Reviewer Donovan’s Literary Services
“Chapter seven is just hilarious! It made me laugh out loud.
–Lyzette Wanzer, Creative Writing Instructor, Author, Coach

I can’t even express how much I LOVED this book. Usually in a full calendar year I come across one or two books (if I’m lucky) that really stand out. Yours is one of those books. In fact,it’s one of the best books I’ve read in the past decade. If you think about all the books that are published and sitting on shelves, and the small percentage that actually do make it to a best-seller list, maybe this will put things into perspective in what I’m trying to say about how special your book is. I really, truly mean that this book is exceptional, and it can stand out among all of its competitors. You have a gift of storytelling, and it’s a magical thing to read and experience! I loved every moment of this story, and Sandy is the perfect protagonist. I have no doubt that your readers will love this story!
–Ms. Allison, Editor with Book Editing Services

Several times, I found myself laughing at Sandy’s antics and responses. This was a beautiful tale that will remind children that no matter how bleak a situation may look, a little faith, or a firefly, can take them a long way.This book needs to be in every elementary and middle school library in the US! Not only does it give black children a chance to read books with strong characters who look like them, it also helps to humanize the black community to those outside of it. Well done!
–Megan B. Joseph, MHA

ASIN‏:‎B08GVGC8PC
Publisher‏:‎Independently published (August 29, 2020)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎157 pages
ISBN-13‏:‎979-8679133327
Reading age‏:‎9 – 18 years
Item Weight‏:‎8.8 ounces
Dimensions‏:‎6 x 0.36 x 9 inches


Price: $9.85
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