Just in time for the holidays, and perhaps needed now more than ever before, the Super Amazing Princess Heroes have released a new children’s picture book, “The Gift of Gift,” which highlights girl empowerment, diversity, and a heartwarming adventure in Africa. Proceeds from the book will be shared with World Children’s Initiative, a non-profit organization that built a heart center in Uganda, which was the first facility of its type on the African continent.
A tale of compassion, heroism and visionary thinking, “The Gift of Gift” features the three main Super Amazing Princess Heroes – Kinney, Oceana, and Sammie – who learn that one of their Ugandan friends, a wonderful girl named Gift, is sick with a heart condition. The girls spring into action and help build a heart hospital in Uganda. A gift not only becomes healthy but also receives another very special transformation, as she becomes a new Super Amazing Princess Hero with the power of healing.
The book was illustrated by Sedi Pak, a Los Angeles-based fine artist, and sculptor. With an innovative approach to children’s books, she painted the scenes on birch plywood panels, which gives the vibrant illustrations and underlying wood grain that is full of warmth. Sanjay Nambiar, the book’s award-winning author and creator of the Super Amazing Princess Heroes, is a dad of identical twin daughters.
In another innovative approach that focuses on social awareness and impact, “The Gift of Gift” is the result of a special partnership with World Children’s Initiative (WCI), which built a hospital in Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami as well as the African heart center depicted in “The Gift of Gift”. The title character in the story was inspired by a real-life girl named Gift, who was WCI’s first heart patient in Uganda. Proceeds from the book will be shared with WCI, while Pak and Nambiar provided their services pro bono for the project.
“This special book embraces girl empowerment and diversity while reminding girls that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to,” said author Sanjay Nambiar. “We’re very honored to collaborate with WCI for this project and share proceeds with them. This unique book has the potential to entertain and inspire people around the globe.”
About the Super Amazing Princess Heroes
The Super Amazing Princess Heroes (“SAPH”) is a global brand and community that inspires girls to be tomorrow’s heroes. The primary narrative follows three wonderful girls – Kinney, Oceana, and Sammie – who discover magical tiaras that transform them into princesses with super powers. In the first SAPH story, they save the prince! With a universe of diverse and fun characters from around the world, books, interactive stories, animation, games, toys, and much more, SAPH helps girls celebrate themselves while cultivating the power within. Learn more here and here.
About World Children’s Initiative
World Children’s Initiative (“WCI”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving and rebuilding the healthcare and educational infrastructure for children in developing areas both domestically and worldwide. WCI firmly believes that only through adequate health and educational initiatives will the bodies, minds and hearts of destitute children worldwide be properly nourished and prepared for successful and productive lives. WCI seeks to accomplish this goal through strategic partnerships with U.S. and foreign corporations, leading universities and academic institutions, and governmental and non-governmental entities who are operating to serve this population.
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