Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Eco-Libris is collaborating with Books of Giving on a new book: 'I Love to Be Me' by Kate Lilja

We are happy to announce a new collaboration with Books of Giving, a division of Aaspirations Publishing, starting with the beautiful book 'I Love to Be Me' by Kate Lilja.

We have been working for a long time with Aaspirations Publishing, a green publisher from Toronto, that is truly committed to environmental and social causes, on books such as
"The Micro Meanies", "Where the Buttercups Grow" and "Under the Desk". Now a tree will be planted for every copy of one of the editions of 'I Love to Be Me', which is the first book to be published with Books of Giving.

So what's this book is about?

Sometimes, it’s tough to remember just how special you are, particularly when you face challenges that set you apart from others. The truth is, we are all different in some way! It’s the differences that make us special and it’s the differences that are our gifts.

That’s the message of this delightfully simple book written by Kate Lilja when she was just seven years old. Feeling out of place and a bit discouraged one day, she decided to write a story for other kids who might be feeling just the same way. Kate wrote and illustrated I Love To Be Me as a reminder for children of all ages to love themselves exactly as they are.

The author is a 13-year old Canadian girl and it has a very special story behind it that you can read about in an article about her that was published last week on

The book is printed in two editions - the first one contains a special dedication to the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario Canada . A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this edition will be donated to their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The second one, which is balanced out by Eco-Libris, contains a special dedication from Craig Kielburger, Founder of Free the Children. A portion of the proceeds from this edition will be donated to organizations that support children in need. Groups may use this edition for fundraising for their cause.

About Books of Giving:

Books of Giving shows you how to create, produce and sell your book to raise money for your causes or your charity. Books of Giving shows you how to publish books and use them to fundraise. You can help your community. You can help the world. Books of Giving helps you to get attention for your causes or issues. Want to give back to your community? Books of Giving can help. More details at

Raz @ Eco-Libris

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