LaNiyah Bailey WOI Aug '11 Tour
LaNiyah Bailey is a 6‐year‐old author with a message for children like her – just because you are bigger than other kid, that doesn’t mean that people have the right to bully you.
In her debut book, Not FAT Because I Wanna Be, LaNiyah details the struggle of Jessica, a fictional girl who has an underlying medical issue that causes her to gain weight. Bullied by her peers, Jessica learns to accept her body and eventually opens up about her condition to her classmates.
LaNiyah is not only speaking to other children through her book, but has become an
advocate for anti‐bullying organizations.
With a message that words can hurt and that not all weight gain is due to an unhealthy lifestyle, LaNiyah hopes her book will enlighten and entertain her young readers.
“I just wish this book can help other kids like me...and I wish it can help people see that [even though] you might be big that you are not unhealthy or… a monster like people may make you feel.”
Not Fat Because I Wanna Be
Written by: LaNiyah Bailey
Publisher: Createspace/Bright Girl Publishing, Inc
ISBN Number: 978-1461006763
Publication Date: March 2011
Genre of Book: Children’s Picture Book
Six year old LaNiyah Bailey has a message for bullies and teasers alike: "Just because I look different doesn't mean that I'm not human or I am a monster like people make me feel. I'm just like you, a beautiful human being."
“Sometimes, I would not tell mom and dad how bad it really was. I’d go home and cry, cry, cry." ~from Not FAT Because I Wanna Be
Author Website: www.NotFatBecauseIWannaBe.com
Blog Address: www.NotFatBecauseIWannaBe.com
Facebook Fan Page URL: http://www.facebook.com/pages/LaNiyah-Bailey/204815272870647
Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=234614673244782&pending
Places where available for sale: Author’s official web-site, Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, Createspace.com, GoodReads.com and Author’s Den.
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6‐YEAR‐OLD AUTHOR LANIYAH BAILEY FIGHTS BULLYING,
Picking up where the First Lady left off, young author raises awareness
about medical causes of childhood obesity.
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