MJ’s New Friend

childrens books against bullying2015 North Texas Book Festival Award Finalist

MJ’s New Friend is a story of acceptance, friendship and finding the courage to do the right thing.

When MJ sees a new boy at soccer practice, he notices there is something different about the boy, but he instinctively likes and trusts him. As their friendship unfolds, MJ learns there is more to the boy than he realizes. It is up to MJ to “step up to the plate” and become a leader, stand up for his friend, and encourage the other children to look past their apparent differences and find the heart of friendship in diversity.

Appropriate for all ages, MJ’s New Friend encourages positive character traits and helps children understand acts of friendship, courage, love, loyalty, strength, perseverance, leadership, and self-reliance.

28 pages, full color. Paperback, $12.99; Hardcover, $17.99

Also available in Spanish!

Available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and wherever books are sold.

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About the Story

The inspiration for this story came from the author’s husband, Sam Lowe, who was interested in UFOs and people from other planets. It is Judy’s desire that children of all ages open their hearts to those who are a little different. Our beautiful planet Earth will only evolve through love and light.

“This book is a perfect example of the author’s ability to make a story relevant and enjoyable to both children and adults. The message is one of unconditional acceptance based on inner personal qualities, rather than outwardly similar qualities, such as those who are ‘just like us.’ The unique story line is original and believable. The author writes with a flair for sustaining interest while inculcating the core values of love and acceptance”– Sheila Yudenfreund

Product Details

Description: 28 full-color pages with 9 ink & marker illustrations
Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 0.1 inches
Publisher: JS Pathways
Illustrators: Ayuna Collins and David Edward Martin

ISBN-13: 978-1499139679
(Paperback) Retail Price: $12.99

ISBN-13: 978-0-9981561-7-0
(Hardcover) Retail Price: $17.99

Also available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com wherever books are sold.