October 13, 2020

GIVEAWAY & Book Tour: This is the Earth

 



Book Details:

Book Title: This Is The Earth by Deedee Cummings/illustrated by Charlene Mosley
Category Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre Children/ Holiday
Publisher Make A Way Media
Release date:  April 2019
Format available for review:  print (USA and Canada), ebook (PDF)
Tour dates:  Oct 12 to Dec 4, 2020
Content Rating: G. Children's Holiday Book.

Book Description


A recent Purple Dragonfly Award First Place winner, Cummings uses bold and bright illustrations in This is the Earth to share a message of peace, love, respect, compassion, inclusion. Published in early 2019, the book’s message bears repeating: peace is meant for all of us and it is everyone’s responsibility to care for each other like the united family that we really are. This exceptional and timely book shares the reality that we are all sharing this world that we call home instead of acting as though each continent, each, country, and each neighborhood is like a completely different planet. Within the pages of This is the Earth, readers will discover thought and conversation-invoking concepts on issues and struggles that has our world at odds with each other. Kids and adults will love the lyrical message and thoughtful artwork that reinforces the fact that every human being is our neighbor on Planet Earth; a place also known as Home.



My Review

 

 

Wow. What a gentle, compassionate, and effervescent book celebrating our diversities! This is the Earth is simplistically powerful. 

 

What I liked:            

This a is highly inclusive and relevant book, promoting compassion, acceptance, appreciation, and peace. Such beautiful messages to instill in our young readers! The rhyming text adds an enjoyable cadence to the narration.

 

The lively full-page illustrations are adorable. They’re colorful and sweet and do a wonderful job of displaying our diverse cultures, homes, lifestyles, features, and interests. The illustrations go hand-in-hand with the messages within the narration. I also love that a boy in a wheelchair and a girl wearing glasses were included in celebrating our uniqueness’s.

  

What I wanted: 

Nothing is lacking. I do want to mention that I noticed a small error on the dedication page—Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote has a small typo. ("are" should be "art")

 

Overall:

This is a well-rounded, inclusive, uniting, and meaningful book for children. The pictures are fun and interesting, and the message is strong, timely, and unmistakable.

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book via iRead Book Tours.



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Meet the Author

Deirdre “Deedee” Cummings believes literacy is a fundamental human right. She is the founder of Make A Way Media, It Pays to Read & the Louisville Book Festival, as well as, an attorney, therapist, and CEO of Abi Behavioral Health in Louisville, Kentucky. Abi is an intensive therapy agency that works to prevent the placement of children in out of home care, such as foster care, hospitalization, and incarceration. Deedee attended Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, one of only two all-female Historically Black Colleges in the country. After graduating from Bennett, she earned a master’s degree and a law degree from the University of Louisville. All of her writing focuses on sharing inspiring messages that remind us all it is never too late to begin again. Deedee encourages the children she works with to write as a way to process emotions, document their journey, and express themselves more clearly. In addition to presenting on multiple topics around the country, Deedee donates hundreds of books and volunteer hours every year to families, children, churches and the local school system. She is excited to announce the launch of her tenth children’s book, This is the Earth. The inspiration for this book came from overwhelming negative media coverage about race relations in our country and across the world. This is the Earth is a book about peace, respect, and diversity inclusion: a message that must be heard and repeated often. She and her husband Anthony live in Louisville with their three children Kayla (an actress in New York), Anthony (a college student and athlete), and Nick (in elementary school).

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Tour Schedule
 
Oct 12 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Oct 13 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 13 - Working Mommy Journal – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Oct 14 – meandmybooks – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 14 - Leels Loves Books – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Oct 14 - The Pen and Muse Book Reviews  - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 15 - Splashes of Joy – book review of In the Nick of Time / guest post / giveaway
Oct 15 - The Pen and Muse Book Reviews  - book review of In the Nick of Time / author interview / giveaway
Oct 16 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Oct 18 - Amy's Booket List – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 20 – Pick A Good Book – book review of In the Nick of Time / author interview / giveaway
Oct 21 – Splashes of Joy – book review of This is the Earth / author interview / giveaway
Oct 22 – Leels Loves Books – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 26 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Oct 27 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review of This is the Earth
Oct 28 – My Journey Back – book review of In the Nick of Time / author interview / giveaway
Oct 29 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review of In the Nick of Time
Oct 30 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 3 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of In the Nick of Time / guest post / giveaway
Nov 4 – She Just Loves Books – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 5 – Priya's Lit Blog – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 9 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 10 –Priya's Lit Blog – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 11 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 11 - Older & Smarter? – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 12 – She Just Loves Books – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 13 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 16 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 17 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 18 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 18 - Bound 4 Escape – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 19 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 20 - Bound 4 Escape – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 20 - Writer with Wanderlust - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 23 – Amy's Booket List – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 23 - Nighttime Reading Center – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 23 - – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 23 - Lisa-Queen of Random - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 23 - Gina Rae Mitchell  - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 24 - Gina Rae Mitchell  - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway

Nov 24 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 24 - Lisa-Queen of Random - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 25 – Older & Smarter? – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 27 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 27 - Reading is My Passion – book review of In the Nick of Time
Nov 30 - Cuzinlogic - book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 30 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 30 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 30 - Writer with Wanderlust - book review of In the Nick of Time / guest post /giveaway
Dec 1 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Dec 1 - I'd Rather Be At The Beach - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Dec 1 - Lisa's Reading - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway

Dec 2 –  Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Dec 3 – Bigreadersite – book review of In the Nick of Time
Dec 3 - Reading is My Passion – book review of This is the Earth
Dec 3 - Lisa's Reading - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Dec 4 - Bigreadersite – book review of This is the Earth
Dec 4 - I'd Rather Be At The Beach - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
 
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1 comment:

  1. This is such a sweet and thoughful review. I appreciate your time and all of the kind things you had to say about This is The Earth. It was such a pleasure to write this work and it was so needed. Than you again for your thoughtfulness.

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