“The Missing Money: Money Monsters” by Okeoma Moronu Schreiner

The Missing Money: Money Monsters

The Missing Money: Money Monsters by Okeoma Moronu Schreiner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a story about Kai. Kai worries, and his big imagination sure doesn’t help! Part of the “Money Monsters” series, “The Missing Money” teaches children about how an ATM can accept money and keep it safe in a bank account. Children will love to engage the book as it fuels their superhero fantasies and the villains that imaginations love to provide.

The book teaches great lessons that most children will not see but are essential for raising a future generation that compassionate and non-prejudiced. The story starts with a single page reflecting the Chinese New Year, which is amazing. The setting placed, we are immersed into the wonderful world that is Kai’s imagination and his loving household. A short story, readers can finish this work in less than a few minutes if they are self-readers.

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“Fit for Joy: The Healing Power of Being You” by Valeria Teles

Fit for Joy: The Healing Power of Being You

Fit for Joy: The Healing Power of Being You by Valeria Teles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is about healing and health in a holistic pursuit: treating both body and mind. The book is broken into three main categories with a two-part conclusion and aims to inspire readers via a reflective journal approach from the author’s perspective of their own life. Each short reflection and small anecdote connect to the larger tapestry of what Valeria coins “the healing power of being you.” It’s an impressive work for the author given her traumatic past and is a testament to the power of what her book possesses.

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