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Copies of new book by local author donated to elementary school

Carla Foots wrote and released “A New Me” earlier this year. Now, thanks to a recent donation, every homeroom class at Swainsboro Elementary School has a copy. She was present with Phyllis Strobridge, who assisted in the donation. Accepting the donation on the school’s behalf was Valorie Watkins, principal.

“A New Me” chronicles the main character, Gabourey, and her friends on the first day of summer break. The group goes on an adventure and jumps into a magical pool, at which point Gabourey discovers she now glows. The work helps her discover her new purpose.

Geared toward children ages five to 12 who are on a second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grade reading level, “A New Me” is about 40 pages long and is filled with colorful illustrations by Myunique Green. Foots dedicated the work to her daughter, Yiale Gabourey Foots; it tells the story of how she developed vitiligo and how she loves the skin she’s in while hopefully encouraging others to do the same.

“A New Me” is available for purchase on Amazon. Simply type in the book title along with “Carla Foots” in the search bar. The price is $17.99 for a paperback version or free with Kindle Unlimited.

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