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MJ's New Friend
MJ's New Friend
MJ's New Friend
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MJ's New Friend

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MJ’s New Friend is a story of acceptance, friendship and finding the courage to do the right thing.

When MJ sees a new boy at soccer practice, he notices there is something different about the boy, but instinctively likes and trusts him. As their friendship unfolds, MJ learns there is more to the boy than he realizes. The boy is from another planet — the Pleiades! When the other children find this out, they are scared and mistrustful. It is up to MJ to “step up to the plate” and become a leader, stand up for his friend, and encourage the other children to look past their apparent differences and find the heart of friendship in diversity.

Appropriate for all ages, MJ’s New Friend encourages positive character traits and helps children understand acts of friendship, courage, love, loyalty, strength, perseverance, leadership, and self reliance. The message is to help children realize that they can have a friendship with someone who is different from them. Irregardless of what that difference is, that friendship will be a special gift to last a lifetime.

Counselors and parents will use the book as springboard for conversation about bullying, acceptance and diversity (race, special needs children, children with a different appearance, physical handicap, etc.).

The inspiration for this story came from the author’s husband, Sam Lowe, who had an interest in UFOs and people from other planets. It is Judy’s desire that children of all ages open their hearts to those who are a little different. Our beautiful planet Earth will only evolve through love and light.

PublisherJudy Ann Lowe
Release dateJul 21, 2021
MJ's New Friend

Judy Ann Lowe

Judy is a retired Talented & Gifted teacher in the Dallas Independent School District in Dallas, Texas. Since 1966, she has acquired a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and a Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education. Her hobbies are reading, working in the yard, walking, and being outside.Judy enjoys musicals, attending The Vocal Majority performances, traveling, and watching many programs on PBS, the Hallmark and History channel. She is a member of the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Retired Teachers Association, Dallas ISD TAG Educators Alumni, KERA, North Texas Book Festival and Texas Association of Authors.PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDSJudy's first book, The Little White Light, received Honorable Mention in the 2015 North Texas Book Festival category Children's Books Ages 1-6, and Honorable Mention in the 2017 New England Book Festival. Her second book, MJ's New Friend, received Second Place in the 2015 North Texas Book Festival category Children's Books Ages 6-12. Judy's third book, An Almost Very Scary Day, was published in November of 2015 and was a 2016 Book Excellence Award finalist. Both The Little White Light and An Almost Very Scary Day received the 5-star Seal from Readers Favorite. The hardcover, Spanish edition of The Little White Light, titled La pequeña luz blanca, was published in July 2017 and received First Place in the 2018 North Texas Book Festival Spanish Language Books/Children category. The Spanish edition of MJ's New Friend, titled El nuevo amigo de MJ, was published in September 2018 and received First Place in the 2019 North Texas Book Festival Spanish Language Books/Children category. The Spanish edition of An Almost Very Scary Day, titled Un día casi muy aterrador, was published in 2019. The French edition of The Little White Light, title La petite lumière blanche, was published in 2020.Professional Associations* Texas Retired Teachers Association* Dallas IS TAG Educators Alumni* Texas Association of Authors* North Texas Book Festival

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