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About Everyone Belongs

A joyful rhyming book that encourages children to not only value all people but to also make room for their differences in order to make a better, brighter, and more beautiful world, from the New York Times bestselling author of Different—A Great Thing to Be!

“We know everyone's different; no two are the same. You belong in our show!” the sisters exclaimed.
 
Macy and Tru are putting on a spectacular talent show to highlight the ways they love to perform. Other kids arrive, eager to participate but unsure if they’ll be welcomed. Since the two sisters know that everything is a lot more fun when everybody’s included, they’re determined to find a role in the show for each person. 
 
Inspiring, encouraging, and packed with joy, Everyone Belongs reminds us that it’s possible to make room for all people and all abilities—and that life is brighter when we give every person a chance to shine.

About Heather Avis

Heather Avis is founder and chief visionary officer at The Lucky Few, a social awareness brand on a mission to make a more inclusive and loving world with an emphasis on shifting the Down syndrome narrative. She runs The Lucky Few's hit Instagram account and is the author of a book and co-host of the podcast by the same name. Previously she worked as an education specialist teaching high school students. Heather lives in Southern California with her husband, Josh, and their three kids Macy, Truly, and August.

Product Details

40 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Aug 9, 2022

Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 8-1/2

Carton Quantity: 24

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In Different—A Great Thing to Be! Macy embraced the value in differences. Now in Everyone Belongs, she and her sister Tru show how important—and fun!—it is to include all different kinds of people in activities. Because everything is better when everyone adds their talents and joins in!

Press Release

EVERYONE BELONGS
by New York Times Bestselling Author Heather Avis
A WaterBrook Hardcover | On Sale 8/9/22

Bestselling Author & Speaker Heather Avis Offers a Heartwarming Children’s Book–Inspired by Her Kids—to Build a Kinder & More Inclusive World

Last summer, passionate inclusion advocate Heather Avis’ Different-A Great Thing to Be! landed on the New York Times bestseller list and now, this popular Instagrammer and mom of three returns with the joyful, rhyming children’s picture book—Everyone Belongs (a WaterBrook/Penguin Random House hardcover; on sale 8/9/22).
 
This heartwarming story was born out of the real-life experiences of her kids who inspire Heather and her husband every day.
 
Like in her previous book, Avis’ charming story is beautifully enhanced by Sarah Mensinga’s vibrant and eye- catching illustrations.
 
Inspiring and encouraging, Everyone Belongs is an important reminder that it’s possible to make room for all people and all abilities—and that life is brighter when we give every person a chance to shine.
 
We know everyone's different; no two are the same. You belong in our show! the sisters exclaimed.
 
Macy and Tru are putting on a spectacular talent show to highlight the ways they love to perform. Other kids arrive, eager to participate but unsure if they’ll be welcomed. Since the two
sisters know that everything is a lot more fun when everybody’s included, they’re determined to find a
role in the show for each person.

Everyone Belongs makes a great gift for parents, other caregivers, and educators for various occasions throughout the year including for baby showers and during the back-to-school season.
 
This sweet storybook would also make a timely feature during and National Down Syndrome Awareness Month (October) and National Adoption Month (November).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Heather Avis is founder and chief visionary officer at The Lucky Few, a social awareness brand on a mission to make a more inclusive and loving world with an emphasis on shifting the Down syndrome narrative. The author of Everyone Belongs (WaterBrook/Penguin Random House; on-sale 8/9/22) and the New York Times best-selling children’s book Different—A Great Thing to Be!, she runs The Lucky Few's hit Instagram account and is the author of a book and co-host of the podcast by the same name.
 
Heather is also the founder of the Lucky Few Foundation, a national Down syndrome advocacy organization. A former education specialist teaching high school students, she is a mother to three adopted children and has been interviewed on numerous media outlets including The Today Show, Hallmark’s Home & Family, and written for TIME and The Week. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Josh, and their three
kids Truly, August and Macy. For more information, visit www.HeatherAvis.com and
 
Instagram.com/heLuckyFewOfficial                                           
facebook.com/TheLuckyFewOfficial
tiktok.com/@TheLuckyFewOfficial

Heather is available for interviews and to write articles/blog posts on:
--How Heather kids’ life experiences inspired her to write Everyone Belongs
--How to encourage parents to help their kids be kind and reach out to those who might not feel welcome
--How to foster a spirit of belonging in our homes and community
--Heather has said “every day my kids enter a world that questions their value and worth.” This is such a common struggle for parents today and  Heather can talk about the parenting habits she has found that have been helpful in reinforcing her kids’ value
--How her and her husband’s parenting journey of adopting two children with Down syndrome and one
who is biracial has drastically changed how she sees herself and humanity
--How parents can better empathize with families who are different than them

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Brett Benson