Monday, February 3, 2014

Meet Our New Kids' VIB

A collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Photographs and essays by family and friends will help to tell Esther’s story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.

Wayne and Lori Earl are the parents of the late Esther Earl and founders of the non-profit organization This Star Won’t Go Out (, whose mission it is to financially assist families struggling through the journey of a child living with cancer. Together Wayne and Lori have created a financial and emotional support system for more than 50 families struggling with childhood cancer, giving out nearly $100,000, from purchases of TSWGO bracelets, through donations given individually, at LeakyCon, and Project for Awesome; and by fabulous fundraisers planned and implemented by individuals and groups. TSWGO also funds occasional projects that fit their mission statement, such as sponsoring events for children with cancer, giving financial support to pediatric cancer research, and other related projects.

Judy B. says:
"John Green talks about Esther Earl a lot, and he dedicated his book The Fault in Our Stars to Esther, as she was an important muse for him.

Esther Grace Earl died at 16, a victim of cancer. But she lived a most amazing,
positive teen life, and wrote about her illness online, and her words were read by many teens, both well and sick. She was creative, funny, and frank, and wise beyond her years. 

This book is not depressing; it is about an awesome girl who loved and honored every minute of her life.
She will not be forgotten."

Every now and then we encounter a new children's book or series that we’re so excited about we want to broadcast it from the rooftop, so we've created a Kids' TC VIB (very impressive book) for a real stand-out among the many delightful and meaningful new editions for young readers. 

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