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Author Tommy Pugh Featured in the Indianapolis Star

The eighth-grader said he wants children to be able to pick up the book, whether they are happy or sad, and be reaffirmed that they are going to be OK.

The eighth-grader said he wants children to be able to pick up the book, whether they are happy or sad, and be reaffirmed that they are going to be OK.

We are so grateful to see author, Tommy Pugh, featured in this interview for the Indianapolis Star. Reporter Olivia Lewis helps tell the story of the inception of the book and how Tommy was inspired to write it. Read his story and then Share it to encourage more kids to get involved in this empowering project.

http://www.indystar.com/story/life/2015/11/11/westfield-13-year-old-seeks-help-other-children-illustrate-his-book/75212634/

Illustrate Our Next Book Which Benefits Los Angeles Children's Hospital!

Illustration submitted by 15 year-old, Hanna Weiss

Illustration submitted by 15 year-old, Hanna Weiss

In our last announcement we told you about our next book written by a 13 year-old author that illustrates how turning a negative thought into a positive one can be empowering. We are inviting kids ages 3-18 to submit their artwork to illustrate the book. To give more kids the opportunity to participate, we are extending to submission deadline to February 6, 2018. This means over the Holidays, kids can reflect on one of the powerful statements in the manuscript and express their creativity in a drawing. You could even gather friends and family and have an inspiring art party!

We want to make this project all inclusive, so we are contemplating ways to use all the artwork we receive in the book. Artists will receive a .pdf copy of the book and a generous portion of the proceeds from sales will go to benefit Children's Hospital LA's program "Literally Healing" in the collective name of the illustrators. 

Sign up using our form below. We will email you all the details you need to take part in this amazing collaboration for kids, by kids. And be sure to share this opportunity with your fellow artists and teachers! 

SING UP HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ART!

Shine Your Light Books

Calling All Kids!!!

With summer coming to a close, Shine Your Light Books is here with a project to inspire kids to get creative as they make the transition back to school. WE'RE LETTING KIDS ILLUSTRATE OUR NEXT BOOK!

Our latest project is a children's book written by 13 year-old Tommy Pugh. Tommy's book uses simple statements that illustrate how turning a negative thought into a positive one can be empowering. Tommy's vision is to have kids of all ages send in their artwork to accompany his affirming phrases.  

Are you a parent with a child who loves to draw? Are you a teacher with a classroom full of potential illustrators??? Sign up using our form below. We will email you all the details you need to take part in this amazing collaboration for kids, by kids. And be sure to share this opportunity with your fellow artists! 

Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2015. Submissions are open to artists age 3-18.

SIGN UP HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ART!