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ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT is a Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book Awards Finalist
March 10, 2016
Novel and Picture Book Plotting with the Eight C's template

March 10, 2016FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Stacy B. Davids, Ph.D., Email: info@upswingpress.comANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT is a Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist!North Miami Beach, FL—Today, Upswing Press is pleased to announce ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT has been recognized as a finalist in 2 picture book categories of the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd. In the next three months, a panel of more than 100 volunteer librarians and booksellers will ...

Tomboy picture book, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT, is Mom's Choice Awards GOLD recipient
March 03, 2016
Novel and Picture Book Plotting with the Eight C's template

March 3, 2016FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Stacy B. Davids, Ph.D.; Email: info@upswingpress.comThe Mom’s Choice Awards Names ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT Among the Best in Family-Friendly ProductsSummary: Upswing Press is honored to announce that the picture book, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT, has earned the prestigious GOLD Mom’s Choice Award®. Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of evaluators, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT is deemed to be among the best products for families.Full Release:The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT as among the best in family-friendly books. The evaluation process uses a methodology in which books are scored on a number of ...

Review: 5 of 5 Stars for ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT
January 13, 2016
Novel and Picture Book Plotting with the Eight C's template

Happy news! My picture book, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT, received 5 stars from San Francisco Book Review!ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRTBy Stacy B. Davids • Rachael Balsaitis, IllustratorUpswing Press, $16.95, 32 pages, Format: Hard5 of 5 Stars!Annie loves wearing her plaid shirt. She wears it everywhere, all the time. Her mom insists she wear a dress to her uncle’s wedding, because it’s expected girls wear dresses...I’m not sure if it’s the red plaid, the ‘comfort’ of the shirt, or a girl standing up for herself and figuring out a way to wear her favorite shirt–or all three, but I LOVED this story! It’s a simple story, empowering, and Annie is ...

My book, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT, is a #1 New Release in Children's Tolerance
November 27, 2015
Novel and Picture Book Plotting with the Eight C's template

Need a gift idea?  My picture book, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT, is a #1 New Release on Amazon in the category of Children's Tolerance!  Please check out the pic:The book is available at Amazon. SIGNED and PERSONALIZED copies of ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT can be purchased at www.upswingpress.com. ISBN#: 978-0-692-51245-6Stacy B. Davids, Ph.D. (@stacybdavids) is an author, psychologist, and indie publisher at Upswing Press. Find out more.

Book Signing Pix for Gender-themed Picture Book
November 09, 2015
Novel and Picture Book Plotting with the Eight C's template

Hello! Please indulge me as I share a few pictures from the booksigning of my indie published picture book, ANNIE'S PLAID SHIRT!  Themes include gender norms, individuality, and self-esteem.  At the event, my mom gave me a heartfelt introduction:During my speech, I discussed how I got started in this crazy business of writing and publishing.  Being a part of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and leading my own SCBWI critique group has had a major impact on my life.  I also described how I came to the decision to independently publish this special book, and I explained some of the ...