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  • Writer's pictureCarole Ann Hausman

You're a trailblazer!

Back in 2014, when I copyrighted My Dream for You is Happiness, the nonfiction genre for children’s books was nonexistent. There was no nonfiction category for an ISBN for children’s books and no nonfiction option for children’s books on None of the books on the bestseller list were nonfiction. Children’s books have been limited to stories only. When I took the manuscript to my editor back in 2013, she told me the same thing, and she recommended that I turn my book into a story if I wanted to get it published.

But I persisted.

Since then, something wonderful has happened, and I’d like to think we are part of that wave. This year, in any given week up to half of the New York Times top 10 bestsellers in the Children’s Book category are now nonfiction! Wonderful books like I Am Enough by Grace Byers, and The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin are topping the list each week.

The My Dream For You ® series is a nice addition to this thoughtful nonfiction library, and I’m grateful to each of you for your continued love and support. You believed in this series before anyone else did. Thank you.

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