Our new book: “Tuntun”, to be published in early 2018, it’s a story about acceptance and prejudices, in which almost all the characters are animals that are vulnerable, critically endangered or threatened species of the African jungle. This will be a wonderful social impact project around a story and we are very VERY happy.
To us the process of creating everything for the book (website, audiobook, book trailer, video, launch party, products, etc) is quite an adventure and this time we decided to share it with you. Join us in this wonderful journey following us on Instagram: tuntun.co
I hope you enjoy the ride as much as we do! Come along 2018!
“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not”
That envelope that you see here has my first three official contracts with three Spanish publishers signed. I received them the day of my birthday and it is the first time that something comes to my house with a postman.
When I got it, I could not help thinking that exactly 10 years ago I independently published my first two picture books dreaming that one day, an international publisher would discover our work and would like to publish it. 10 years is a long time, but I never lost hope. We worked with all our hearts, each new story has been a challenge and in that time, I have learned so much, so much! that I think this is exactly how things had to happened…
Believe in yourself, dream big and do not give up.
Dreams DO come true!
I’m very happy to announce that our picture book SuperKids (English & Spanish Editions) of our project Youaresuper.co has earned the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award®!
The Mom’s Choice Awards (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries.
Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA evaluators, our book is deemed to be among the best family-friendly media, products and services for families.
We are very VERY happy!
As a part of their book drive, FIU gave our book “SuperKids” to the children at Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Elementary School! I was able to join them to sign the books and we had a great time.
I gave a talk at a TEDx event! It was called “We can all be super,” and tells the story of my personal experience with disability, and how this inspired me to create the project www.youaresuper.co.
The book SuperNiños won a Gold Moonbeam Award 2015, and I attended the award ceremony in Traverse City, Michigan.
We just found out we won a Gold Moonbeam Awards and they described our book like this:
SuperKids (English & Spanish Editions)
Written by Anya Damiron; Illustrated by Pablo Pino; Edited by Lucia’Stories
SuperKids is a multi-award winning picture book about finding our own super powers, that motivates us to always look for the good in others.
In addition to the Mom’s Choice Award, this book won a Gold Medal Moonbeam Award in 2015, a silver medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards 2016, and two Gold medals on the Elit Awards 2016, for best children’s Ebook (7 & under) and Best book website.
It’s a book with wonderful illustrations that shows abilities that people with special needs can develop, instead of what they cannot do. It’s a fun book about inclusion, respect, and love. It’s anti-bullying, and it teaches kids to respect diversity. Plus it helps kids feel great about being exactly who they are.
The original, Spanish language version of the book SuperKids was released to the press, family, and friends at a launch party in the Dominican Republic on April 20, 2015. We are very happy to share with everyone our special book!