Carbondale, Illinois, U.S., August 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — “Emma Jean’s Sew-N-Sew” by LaShonda M. Stewart
Following her critically acclaimed book ‘The 12 Days of a Soul Food Christmas’, author LaShonda Stewart unveils her second book ‘Emma Jean’s Sew-N-Sew’, featuring family members from her series “Big mama”. Teaching children how to overcome adversity with conviction, Stewart’s new children’s book tackles the theme of integration at school. “I want to illustrate how to overcome teasing,” Stewart said.
In “Emma Jean’s Sew-N-Sew”, Big Mama’s daughter Emma Jean doesn’t have the money to buy her daughter London the latest fashions. But after finding her grandmother’s sewing machine while cleaning the basement, she decides to make new clothes in London. Relying on family traditions, ingenuity and her new talent, Emma Jean sews each garment with love. When a school bully targets London because of her homemade fashion, she refuses to wear her mother’s clothes. But when the school dance rolls around, London will find out how cool a handmade dress can be and Emma Jean will learn what the world really thinks of her designs. Seeking to impart valuable life lessons, Stewart also aims to offer a heartfelt example of the depth of a mother’s love. “Emma Jean expresses her love for her daughter through couture,” Stewart said. “And that ultimately says a lot.”
“Emma Jean’s Sew-N-Sew” is available for purchase online at Amazon.com.
About the Author
LaShonda M. Stewart, PhD is the author of “The 12 Days of a Soul Food Christmas”. She is a professor in the School of Management and Marketing at Southern Illinois University within the College of Business and Analytics. His area of expertise is public budgeting and financial management, and his research has been published in academic and business journals. When she’s not writing children’s books, she enjoys other creative pursuits, including motivational speaking. She lives in Illinois.
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