Friday, March 18, 2016

Penn, Maya S. You Got This!

Penn, Maya S.  You Got This!  Simon & Schuster  2016  202p  $15.99      ISBN 978-1-5011-3694-8    ms  Nonfiction  VG-BN           

Maya Penn thought that in order to have a business, you had to be adult, that those were the rules. But when she started designing headbands and getting noticed by complete strangers, she discovered the website Etsy and began selling online. Soon she was being interviewed by Forbes magazine and appearing on talk shows. She was telling kids that they could do whatever they put their minds to. She tells young people to have a dream board, to think positive and to find a good support system in order to achieve their dreams. Penn is only fifteen years old, and this book will speak volumes to other kids her age. She also talks about how all her accomplishments gave her the ability to turn around and help make the world a better place for others.

Highly recommended for any middle
- or high-school nonfiction collection. It reads like a novel and will inspire kids to create and follow their dreams!

Summary: Maya Penn started her own fashion business at age eight and has moved on to having a non-profit organization that helps people around the world. In her first nonfiction book she discusses how she started her business, her wonderful support system and the fact that she is just getting started!          

Child entrepeneurs, Business                                      --Erin Daley

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