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by Rachel Kempster and Meg Leder

THE BOOK OF ME by Rachel Kempster and Meg Leder

Draw, write, color, and create your way to self-discovery with this interactive book for teens!

• Capitalizes on the growing need for teen nonfiction activity books

• Well-connected authors who work in the book industry and are dedicated to promoting the book

• Brings the journaling trend of successes like Wreck This Journal to the teen space

As a teen, figuring out exactly who “you” are isn’t always easy. Enter The Book of Me, an activity journal focused on self-exploration via creative expression. Packed with creative and quirky prompts, ideas, and activities, this book helps you write, draw, Instagram, color, and create your way to discovering exactly what it is that makes you, you.

So share it or keep it secret. Go in order or skip around. There’s no wrong way to use this journal, because it’s yours. It’s time to celebrate what you’re made of!

RACHEL KEMPSTER is a crafter, blogger, and a book publicist who has written for The San Diego Reader and has appeared on the Today show as a corporate spokesperson.

MEG LEDER is a published author and a book editor. She has written for iVillage, Match.com, Writer’s Digest, Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market, and Cincinnati Magazine, and has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show as a craft expert. They are also the authors of The Happy Book.

The Book of Me by Rachel Kempster and Meg Leder earns a review from Publishers Weekly; which is available online now.

“This book is about recognizing who you were, who you are, and who you wish to be.” In a journal devoted to the idea of self-recognition, the team behind The Happy Book (2009) urges readers to explore the interests and beliefs that define them. Activities and prompts include invitations for readers to draw their egos, superegos, and ids (following a brief description of Freud’s philosophy); write about embarrassing moments; map out timelines of their lives; and write about passions or obsessions. In an age of carefully photographed, filtered, and disseminated selfies, focusing on oneself is somewhat par for the course, yet Kempster and Leder pose questions that encourage thoughtful introspection, even as quotations from figures as varied as Paul Gauguin, Stephen King, Taylor Swift, and Walt Whitman subtly suggest that readers look outside themselves for perspective and advice. Ages 12–up.