We love sharing new, exciting, family-friendly things with you! Especially if it is something that will entertain and encourage the young ones in your life. This one is special because it is a book written for tween girls, by a tween girl! Do you remember Danielle from the movie War Room?
We now want to introduce you to her as a new author! Thirteen-year-old Alena Pitts co-authored her first (of many!) book series with her mother, Wynter Pitts. You may remember being introduced to Wynter as the founder of For Girls Like You. She’s been a guest on our blog a time or two. 🙂
Book one in Alena’s new series, Lena in the Spotlight: Hello Stars, is a story that will take your young reader on fun adventures, all the while teaching her the truths about God and encouraging her to dream big! And get this, this book makes Alena Pitts the youngest Christian African-American female to be represented by a major publisher. WHAT?! Talk about dreaming big!
Here’s a little more about the book:
Lena Daniels never thought she’d get the chance star in a movie. Headstrong and determined, she has her life planned out to the minute. But when her best friends, Savannah and Emma, tell her about an audition, she knows there’s nothing else in the world she’d rather do. And now that she’s gotten her wish, Lena finds that being in the spotlight is harder than it sounds. She got everything she never wanted! Her face turns up everywhere she goes, and everything in her life is flipped upside down. Lena wonders if this is a dream come true or a horrible nightmare. Even a visit from her best friends during filming turns into a disaster.
You can find Lena in the Spotlight: Hello Stars on Amazon or other book retailers.
IN THE MEANTIME, WIN A SIGNED COPY FOR YOUR TWEEN!
**This giveaway is now closed.**
- We are giving away 4 copies of the book signed by Alena! Just leave your name, the age(s) of your tween(s), and an interest or hobby that they have in the comments below.
- Don’t have a Facebook account? No worries! Just email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are selected as a winner, we will reply to your comment below so be sure to come back here anytime after May 5th to see if you’ve won! If you email us your entry, we will notify you by email.
- Contest begins April 28th and will conclude May 5th at 5pm CST.
The Going Beyond Team