I can still play football –

My latest children’s book is  about a young boy Abu  who believed that he would never be able to play football again with his friends after a car accident that crushed his leg. and part of the leg had to be removed. His biggest journey was learning to get along without his leg- he used crutches to help him walk again and that was alright. But he really wanted to play football with his friends.

Thanks to all those who have purchased my book, proceeds of which are going towards helping the charity Melqosh Mission International, giving hope to those children and adults whose limbs and arms where amputated during the civil war in Sierra Leone West Africa.

 

Some of the photos in the story

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You can order your copy here  cost £4.99 +£2 postage https://bit.ly/2AEGiDD

The aim of my book is to help children like Abu the character in my book,  to develop greater self-esteem and confidence and identify with characters that “look like me” and open them to a  world of possibilities. I can still play football is my second children’s book in my “I Can” series of books aimed at children aged 7-9 years old.

 

 

My second children’s book – I can still play football

The aim of my book is to help children like Abu the character in my book to get greater self-esteem and confidence and identify with characters that “look like me” and open them to a  world of possibilities.

Listen to me reading the book – https://soundcloud.com/genny-jones-1/childrens-story-i-can-play-football-again

 

This is my second book in my “I Can” series of books and is aimed at children aged 5-8 years old.  I am inspired to write the book to help raise funds for a charity Melqosh Mission and it’s founder Faith Okrafo-Smartwho over the last ten years has dedicated her time, energy and effort to give hope to those who have been affected by the war in Sierra Leone, espcially those whose legs, arms and lims where amputated.

 

The book is about a young boy Abu  who thought he would never be able to play football again with his friends. This was his favourite sport until a car accident crushed his leg. Unfortunately, part of the leg had to be removed. His biggest journey was learning to get along without his leg- he used crutches to help him walk again and that was alright. But he really wanted to play football with his friends again.

 

 

 

The book  costs £4.99 and some of the proceeds will be going to help the charity Melqosh Mission and my Confident Children holiday and half term project.

Just email me  genny@confidentqueen.co.uk books

 

USEFUL LINKS

“When he’s out there he’s not a child with a disability – he’s just a kid playing footy”  Perth father of two Rob Geersen  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3146725/When-s-s-not-child-disability-s-just-kid-playing-footy-Australia-s-AFL-team-children-special-needs-sees-play-alongside-peers.html#ixzz5A2hrhGCq

 

http://www.disabilityfootball.co.uk/Amputee.html

 

Interview with New Author – Jade Freeman #worldbookday

Author Profile

Jade Freeman

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 Bio: I am from Cape Town, South Africa. I’ve been working as a Nursery Nurse for the past 6 years in Gravesend. I have always loved working with children, as well as, writing, so I’m just combining two of my gifts. Imam a born again Christian, and I believe that children are a gift from God.

 

Author’s inspiration: I love working with children and I am constantly reading books to them. I find that I am always being brought the same books to read, while the children tend to steer clear of the longwinded, boring books. I’ve been writing stories and songs since I was a child; writing for children was just a natural progression. Since the births of my nieces and nephew, I have been drawing childlike inspiration from everything around me, as I’ve started to see the world through the eyes of a child. I love to write, and I want to be able to encourage others to use their imaginations and be creative in every way possible.

 

How I get inspiration for my book:

 I work with children, so I am always inspired by how they play, as well as, what they play with.

 

Type of book:

 I am currently working on a children’s series, which is mainly aimed at 3-5 year olds.

 

My message:

 I want to teach children the scruples that they need in order to survive in this crazy world. My first book is called: “Lula learns to share. ” My series is called:”Perpetua, the Pirate Princess, and her Adventures Aboard the Friend Ship.”

 

I am making the final touches to my book before I find a Literary Agent and Publisher, but my book should be published sometime this year. Please see my Facebook page (Jade Freeman – Author) for more details.Thank you for this opportunity to share my up and coming book.

Jade on twitter @CaeraNoelle

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