Carlsbad, CA Authors Publish Children's Book

March 29, 2019 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
I'm Not My Sister, I'm Me! Mia Marie!, a new book by Debra Powers-Cook, translated by Graham Cook, has been released by RoseDog Books.

My grandmother added: "You should dance proper ballerina moves like your sister." And again I say, "I'm not she, I'm me. I like hip hop, jumping and jiving. It makes me feel confident and free!"

This book tells the story about a younger sibling trying to have her own identity within the world that surrounds her. The younger sister is eight and is constantly mistaken for or compared to her older sister who is ten. She is so perplexed as to why everyone is always mixing them up or comparing them because to her they are so obviously not the same person, and therefore should be different.

She goes through life patiently trying to explain to everyone who she is, hoping they would eventually get it, as she frustratingly points out the differences between the two. Lately, her most used sentence has become; "I'm not she, I'm me!" "Mary Marie"

About the Authors:
Debra Powers-Cook graduated from Alexander High and FIDM/Fashion Institute. She currently spends her time chauffeuring her boys to and from basketball events, volunteering at their dual immersion public school. Her interest in children's book writing came as an inspiration from her children's love for being read nightly bedtime stories and wonderful imagination.

This helped motivate her to take a writing course from the Institute of Children's Literature. Her hobbies include yoga, hula dancing, horseback riding, reading, shopping and traveling with her family.

Graham Cook is a 6th grade student. He was always a talker ever since he was 2 years old and he did a lot of it. He was introduced to Spanish in a dual-immersion program during K-6 grades, where he would learn to become a fluent Spanish speaker, reading and writing it. This helped enable him to translate the Spanish part of this book. His first love is basketball and lots of it.

I'm Not My Sister, I'm Me! Mia Marie! is a 32-page hardcover with a retail price of $19.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-1765-1. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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