My Book: Princess Genevieve

My children’s book, Princess Genevieve: The Hero with Girl Power, coming in early 2020.

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Story by Joelle Speranza.

Illustrations by Nancy Lane, Firefly Graphic Design.

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Sneak preview of cover:



Princess Genevieve shows young girls that you don’t have to be royal in order to have girl power.

Every girl can channel the brave, smart, kind, mindful, and confident princess within herself to be the hero of her own fairytale—and help make the world a better place. Readers will learn that with imagination and determination, anything is possible.

Read along and then enjoy the bonus activities:

-Sing “The Girl Power Anthem”

-Find Sight Words

-Learn Ways to Be Your Own Hero

-Recognize Rhyming Words

-Turn to Discussion Topics

Princess Genevieve is by a mother, for her daughter.The characters in this book are based on the Speranzas: a New Jersey family that loves dogs, pizza, and dance parties. Joelle Speranza wrote this book to capture her daughter Genevieve’s passions and dreams at five-years-old.

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About the Author

Joelle Speranza

Joelle Speranza is The Story Seller. As a lifestyle publicist, writer, and author, Joelle views everything in life as a potential photograph, article, or TV segment. It’s her passion to tell and share stories that will inspire others and enhance the lives of people—and even animals. Her first book, Trash the Dress: Stories of Celebrating Divorce in your 20s, has been featured in Huffington Post, Glamour UK, Yahoo! Health, Cosmo Middle East, SheKnows, International Business Times, The Globe and Mail, and more. Joelle is married to Frank and cherishes being mommy to their daughter, Genevieve, and son, Luca. She enjoys working from their little red cottage in New Jersey. Genevieve and Luca always knock on the door of Joelle’s office asking for hugs and she gives in every time. Gracey and Lulu, the family’s two rescued shelter dogs, complete the #speranzasquad. Joelle first began writing stories on a typewriter when she was a child and since becoming a mom has dreamed of publishing a children’s book. She was inspired to write Princess Genevieve as she planned her daughter’s princess-themed 5th birthday party because every princess needs her own story. Joelle decided to publish Princess Genevieveto help empower all young girls. A goal-getter, Joelle has been self-publishing and producing since college, when she launched her own music ‘zine-turned-website and Internet TV show before everyone had one.

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The inspiration: My daughter, Genevieve.