Book Reviews

Final Week to Give a Book

YOU can empower young women.  Why is that important? Why should you care?    Because we all deserve to know that we are capable, beautiful and accepted.  When we empower just one young women she has a ripple effect on her community. She betters her community by becoming a productive citizen and not just another statistic collecting welfare. We can empower women to not be victims, to be financially independent and to be tolerant of others. Because young women grow up to be moms, employees, volunteers, neighbors and friends. Not every young woman has a positive role model to support them. This is where YOU come in. You can give a young women this book, I Am More Than Just a Girl and change the direction of their life.

We are at the wonderful amount of $560 towards publishing hundreds of books (I Am More Than Just a Girl) that will be given to young women and youth organizations across the USA. THANK YOU!  So many of you wonderful readers have been supporting my campaign and taking the time to encourage others to support it as well.  I could not reach this many people on my own.  Because of YOU many young women will have a chance to get more from life.  After this fundraiser is completed I will give you updates about the book, who has a copy and what young women who read it are saying.  I want you to see that you did not just support a fundraiser, but real people who will benefit from your gift of this book. The last day of this fundraiser is Monday, April 2nd.  I can hardly believe it has been a whole month!  WOW!

There is still time to donate and share this book with your family and friends. Remember that even $5 can make a difference.  If you don’t have five dollars, how about investing one dollar and asking four of your friends to invest one dollar as well? This is a great way to work together and make a difference with people you respect and love.

Visit and click on the yellow ‘Give’ button. You can then pay with a credit card or PayPal.

MEET THE SPONSORS:  $10 from Jennifer W., $50 from 1 Solution Focused Coaching, $50 from Grace A.,$10 from Kenneth W., $10 from Andra M., $10 from Russell A., $30 from Club Soda, $5 from Mariella Rocha Jewelry$20 fromYour Everything Services, $5 from Zahira Tiara S., $20 from Danna D., $10 from Jasmine G., $100 from Lynda P., $10 from Brenda M., $50 from Vicki D., $5 from Gorgeousocity$160 from me, the author.

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Book Reviews

Week Four Fundraiser Update

We are in week four of the fundraiser to publish I Am More Than Just a Girl.  We have raised $365 towards our goal of $1,800. Thank YOU for continuing to spread the word and donate.  Let’s see what we can do in week four. It’s almost the end of March and my time for fundraising is almost over. I must get these books out to the organizations that were promised one, so if you can donate this is the week!

So…… where are the funds coming in from?

As you can see above, even a $5 donation can make a difference. Ask four of your friends to each give $1 and together you can join us. Your support is greatly appreciated and will have a powerful ripple effect of empowering young women. Below is a picture of the book cover that you can share along with the fundraiser information.
NOW is the time to donate just $5 via PayPal or with a credit card at: If every single person who knows about this campaign donates just $5 then I can publish 300 books. You can also send a check. Send me an email request for my address to investing in women @
Send this text below as an email and ask your friends to also send this email.
Want to help publish this great book, I Am More Than Just a Girl ?  It provides resources, information, advice and creative exercises to empower women with the knowledge to make their own informed decisions. 
I won’t go into depressing statistics of how often young women are abused, assaulted and oppressed. You don’t need me to remind you that until recently women had very little rights as equals and in some countries are still considered objects that can be owned.  Society encourages us to be outwardly successful, to make lots of money and then we will be happy. We are not often encouraged tofind inner success in the forms of knowledge, happiness and emotional health.

The author, Leah Oviedo, wants to give a free copy of her book to organizations that work with youth in the USA. With your support we can make this happen.  150 books will be given (for free) to youth organizations.  50 books will be given (for free) to young women that are unable to join such organizations. The remaining 100 will be sold and the profit used to buy more books. Later this year Leah would like to have the book translated into other languages so more young women can have access to the book. Currently, young women and parents can read the book online for free,
An important part of life is to help others feel empowered. We need a total of $1,800 to accomplish our goal. Shout it out on your Facebook pages, donate $5 online or send a check (email: investing in women@ gmail .com for the address). Visit, to see what perks you will receive for helping publish this important book. If you will join, our goal is to raise the full amount by the end of March.
Read the book for free and pass it on!  Share it with parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, older sisters and brothers, teachers, community leaders, youth organizations and young women. Now is the time to take action! We can no longer wait for someone else to empower the next generation of women. As the saying goes, YOU must be the change you want in this world.
Pass this on to 10 other people and together we can make the world a brighter place.