From blogger-extraordinaire and Cuban-American Miami native, Perez Hilton, comes the story of a boy who is not afraid to be who he is and how his difference makes a difference. The book is creating a controversial buzz, but that hasn’t stopped Perez from going fast forward with the release of the book, which was today. Here’s the press release and link to purchase…
(Los Angeles, CA) – Perez Hilton, the world’s most famous celebrity blogger, has written an insightful children’s book to be published by Celebra Children’s Books, in partnership with Penguin Young Readers Group. THE BOY WITH PINK HAIR celebrates individuality and self-acceptance, and is inspired by Hilton’s desire to promote equality in readers of all ages. The book was acquired by Raymond Garcia, Publisher of Celebra Children’s Books and will be edited by Steven Meltzer, Associate Publisher, Executive Managing Editor for Dial and Dutton Books for Young Readers. THE BOY WITH PINK HAIR is scheduled for publication in September 2011 and will have an announced first printing of 75,000.
â€œI am so proud of THE BOY WITH PINK HAIR, its important message and the creativity and the passion of the author delivering it â€“ Perez Hilton,â€ says Raymond Garcia, Publisher of Celebra Children’s Books. â€œTHE BOY WITH PINK HAIR is a defining story about how believing in yourself and following your aspirations can not only bring out the best in you, but also in those around you. With fun, colorful and endearing characters, Perez reminds readers that by simply accepting our differences we can find the things that unite us all.â€
Perez Hilton commented, â€œI am absolutely elated about this book, which comes from a very dear and genuine place within me. While I can identify in many ways with THE BOY WITH PINK HAIR, he represents so much more. This story is about every kid that’s ever had a dream, felt excluded, wanted to belong, and hoped that one day they could do what they loved and make a difference. Today, with this book, that’s exactly what I feel I have the opportunity to do. I hope everyone can share in the spirit of a boy that only wants to bring some happiness to the world around him.â€
THE BOY WITH PINK HAIR is the story of a child born with a shock of fabulous hair that sets him apart from his peers. While some find this difference hard to accept or understand, THE BOY WITH PINK HAIR uses the opportunity to find what makes him special and share it with the world. The children’s book is illustrated with vibrant retro-feeling art by first-time illustrator Jen Hill, putting into pictures the fun that comes with embracing individuality.