From the award-winning author of ‘Growing Your Family: Learn How to Flourish and Thrive as a Military Family‘, comes a children’s book that has a moving story, stunning illustrations and a powerful message for military children about change, hope and courage.
Maya Moves to a New Country
Maya lives with her parents in the US where she has lots of friends and enjoys playing with them. One day, Maya’s Dad who serves in the US Navy shares some big news. The family is moving to a new country.
Maya is confused, happy, sad, a little bit scared and really unsure of many things. She must brace herself for the unknown- new places, new faces, new food and even a new language!
Maya learns that in the military, whether you are young or old, we must sometimes leave the life we know for the unknown. And make it work. With support, Maya learns to flourish and thrive in her new country. She writes in journal and resolves to share her story with other military children.
Maya Moves to a New Country is a story of hope, friendship and adventure that aims to instill courage and positive attitude in children and really anyone when you have to embrace change.
‘Comforting for youngsters whose families are always on the move.’ – Kirkus
‘Maya Moves to a New Country aims to help military children but essentially the message is universal and encourages readers to look for the best in anything. It is an enjoyable read for more than one occasion.’ – Readers Favorite- 5 -Star Review
‘Maya Moves to a New Country picture book is very heartful. It encourages not only military families but also the families that need to move to new places, especially countries with a different language. When parents cannot handle their children’s feelings or their children are not sure about their new lives, this book will help them see that change can be a good thing’. – Noriki Imanishi. Private Tutor
Maya Moves to a New Country is an uplifting story. As an Educator and Military spouse, I see many of my student’s experience moves. This book has a positive message that can help my students look forward to new experiences when they move’. – April Romero. Military Spouse. Elementary School Teacher.
‘Lovely illustrations. Inspiring words that help military children build self-confidence’. – Melody Jessie. Military Spouse (Retired). Mom. Evangelist.
‘Beautifully illustrated book with key message for children.’ – Crystal Hamilton. Elementary School Teacher.
‘Great read for military children moving to a new country’. – Sharon McGregory. Military Spouse. Mom.
‘Heart- warming message braided with colorful tasty illustrations.” – Danielle Morris. Elementary School Teacher and Mom.
About the Author
Pearl ‘Gifty’ Alimo is an award-winning author, military spouse and educator. Described as a seasoned military spouse, Pearl is also a mother to three wonderful military children. Together with her family, they have lived on different military bases in Japan and throughout the United States.
Pearl works with military children and their families as an early childhood educator and coach.
She enjoys reading to children and coaching childcare professionals to provide quality care for children with parents in uniform.
Pearl also leads a team of career coaches and trainers at Greight Company, LLC.
When Pearl is not working or writing, she is snuggling with her own children and enjoying a good book.
You can connect with Pearl on her website at https://www.pearlgalimo.com. On Instagram at @pearlg. alimo. On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pearlgalimo and on amazon at https://www.amazon.com/author/pearlgalimo.
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