In honor of my 1 year blog anniversary I am giving away two children’s books (for ages 6 and up) by Whoopi Goldberg and illustrated by Maryn Roos: “Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Plum Fantastic” and “Sugar Plum Ballerinas:”Toeshoe Trouble.”

This year has been eye-opening for me. I have learned so much about myself writing this blog. I am growing a parent, a person, and a friend. Thank

you to all of my readers, I really appreciate you tuning in to hear my daily dose of ramblings that are meant to empower and inspire.

Also here is an interview on ABC where Ms. Goldberg discusses her book “Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Toeshoe Trouble.”

I purchased these books for my giveaway because I think that books are vitally important for children today and when I was a young girl, I would have loved to read them. My mom use to tell me that “readers become leaders.” As a kid there were only a few books that I felt that I could relate to, but if you know a young girl and want her to read a book that she will enjoy and learn from please sign-up for this giveaway.

Click here if you would like to purchase the books instead.

This Giveaway is for US residents only and requires that you share the name and author of your favorite childhood book or your child’s favorite book. One winner will be chosen by Ends midnight EST., June 17, 2011. Not required but always appreciated, readers that subscribe to and follow my blog. If you like my Facebook page, add my button, follow me on twitter, or follow me via GFC let me know by leaving a comment and you will receive extra entries. Also, needs your votes. We were recently nominated for the 2011 Black Weblog awards for best parenting/family blog. Leave a comment letting me know that you voted for my blog and you will receive two extra entries. You can vote directly at:

CONGRATULATIONS! Randomizer has spoken and Miriam you are the lucky winner of the book set. I will be contacting you my email.