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"What’s Great About You! For All Children In The World" Book Just Released

Based on the International Program Transforming Children’s Lives

Cary, NC, December 10, 2013 --( After seeing the success of the program provided by I’m A Great Child WorldwideSM to transform children’s lives, even those facing tremendous challenges, founder and program manager Janet Bauer set out to create a book to help expand the program’s reach and empower more children across the globe. Now she is pleased to announce the international release of "What’s Great About You! For All Children in the World."

“I believe there is a seed of greatness in every child,” said Bauer. “I ask caring adults, ‘What if you could draw out the best in your children? What if they could recognize it for themselves?’ ” Bauer added, “Teachers, nonprofit staffs, and other professionals have taught this program in seven languages to thousands of youth, and we’ve seen children change their lives on their own initiative. For example, students who had been bullied by others or doing poorly in their school work transformed themselves into confident, productive learners with many friends. And when other children saw their friends change, they became inspired and asked to learn the program too.”

Bauer wrote the book to reach thousands more youth by providing program activities to children who do not have access to attending the program classes. The book also includes inspiring stories written by children in Africa who faced some of the most difficult challenges, yet transformed their lives in a variety of situations and helped others to change as well.

The book’s goal is to help empower children, ages 6 to 17, by enhancing their natural strengths, self-esteem, and confidence. Featuring concepts from the proven program that has been taught in five countries, the book provides materials in a format that children can easily understand and use alone, or with the guidance of adults in class or at home.

By implementing the fun and thought-provoking activities from "What’s Great About You! For All Children in the World," children can quickly learn what is specifically great about themselves, explore their dreams for the future through drawing and writing, discover and respect what is great in others, and more. At the same time, adults can learn some easy methods for ensuring that children and teens achieve results from these lessons and have a positive experience as well.

"What’s Great About You! For All Children in the World" can be purchased for the retail price of $15.95 through and all major online book retailers worldwide. Bulk purchases with discounts of up to 50 percent are available by ordering through the publisher, Wheatmark, which ships throughout the world. Wheatmark can be reached at or by calling (520) 798-0888 extension 3 in the United States.

Bauer has also announced a unique “Get a Book, Give a Book” campaign: Get a book for your child by ordering from your favorite online book retailer. Give a copy to one or more children in poverty to help them transform their lives by donating $19.95 for each book (includes global shipping and handling) at All proceeds from sales of the book benefit I’m A Great Child WorldwideSM, a fiscally sponsored project of United Charitable Programs (UCP), a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Through UCP Bauer is able to focus solely on her program’s charitable works, rather than the administrative burdens a nonprofit can have. All donations to I’m A Great Child WorldwideSM are tax-deductible.

Contents of The Book
The 80-page, 8.5 X 11 inches, paperback includes:
- Activities for youth to discover what makes them great by focusing on their natural strengths, to explore their dreams for the future through drawing and writing, to discover and respect what is great in others, and more.
- Inspiring stories written by children in Africa who faced enormous challenges, yet positively changed their lives after using this program.
- A poem and a list for every day that encourage children to remember and use what they have learned.
- Colorful illustrations by children in Africa.
- Tips for teachers, parents and caring adults on how they can use this book to help children.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate, USA
HOPE worldwide in South Africa
HOPE worldwide Kenya
Contact Information
United Charitable Programs
Stephanie Lanham
Media Contacts:
Jordan Smith
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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