Celebrate the joy of learning to love yourself with Luna and friends!
Meet Luna, a little girl who loves playing outside, helping her family, and learning new things. As Luna goes through her regular daily routine, she realizes how much love there is to appreciate around her and within herself too. She learns kindness, sharing, and even what to do when things don’t go her way. With simple prompts and activities scattered throughout the story, children will be able to explore the principles of self-love into their own lives. Kids will have a blast learning along with Luna as they discover the importance of loving each other and oneself!
Dr. Shainna Ali is a mental health counselor, educator, and advocate who is dedicated to highlighting the important role of mental health in fostering happiness, fulfillment, and overall wellness. She is the author of The Self-Love Workbook, The Self-Love Workbook for Teens, and Luna Finds Love Everywhere, and is the owner of Integrated Counseling Solutions, a counseling and consulting practice in Orlando, Florida. In her practice, she uses a strengths-based approach that empowers clients on their journey of self-love. Within the field of mental health, her areas of expertise include exploring identity and culture, fostering emotional intelligence, healing from trauma, and utilizing creative counseling methods. When she isn’t working, she invests in her self-love by practicing yoga, spending time with her loved ones, teaching dance, or exploring the world.
Dr. Shainna enjoys advocating for the importance of self-love and mental health at workshops and presentations, in the media, and through her Psychology Today–hosted blog, A Modern Mentality. She serves on the board for the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, has been named 30 under 30 by her alma mater, The University of Central Florida, was highlighted as an emerging leader by the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and has been honored with the Pete Fischer Humanitarian Award by the Florida Counseling Association.
Catarina Oliveira is an Illustrator from Portugal, based in Toronto, Canada. She graduated as a Graphic Designer in 2005 and embraced Illustration as a full-time freelancer in 2014, specializing in Children’s books since then. You can see her work at catarinaoliveirastudio.com and on Instagram @catarinaoliveirastudio.
Publisher: Bloom Books for Young Readers (August 17, 2021)