This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Meet little Lillee, a smart and playful girl in the storybook Lillie Can Be by Adam Zebediah Joseph. Lillee has a twin brother and they laugh, sing, and play games with each other. Whether it is jumping rope or riding a bike, they do everything exactly the same. They both are silly and funny and when they run to school it is always a tie. Lillee is never last but whatever they do at school, whether it is running a race or reciting poetry, her brother gets cheered more than Lillee. Though they are twins and identical in all ways, Lillee is always treated differently.
The book tackles the topic of girls being treated differently from boys, even if they can do all that the boys can do. Girls are entitled to equality and success, just like boys, and I like the manner in which the author handles it through the story of Lillee and her twin brother. The illustrations are adorable and they make the concept and the message clear to young readers. Many young readers will be able to identify with Lillee's plight and this book is an encouragement for them to realize that their gender should not stand in the way of their success and that girls can do what boys can do. It is a good storybook for read aloud sessions in classrooms and at homes to help children understand that gender does not play a role when it comes to success.