Title: Roxy Roger's: Your Destiny is Calling
Author: Emily Siskin-Toy
Illustrator: Brian C. Krümm
Genre: Children's Books
Number of Pages: 32
Synopsis: What happens when a young girl with a Hall of Fame baseball pedigree breaks the family mold and follows her dream to become a soul singer? "Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny Is Calling", a picture book for ages 6 - 9, lets children see that their families will love them just the same when they pursue their true passions in life.
Everybody in Roxy's family--from her great-grandpa (played with Lou Gehrig), to her grandpa (played with Jackie Robinson), to her mother (super-star college softball player), to her father (was a Los Angeles Dodger), to her sister (won a Gold Medal for Team USA Softball, and so on)--famously played ball, and Roxy is next in line. The only problem is that Roxy dreams of singing soul music like her idol, Aretha Franklin.
A historical addendum provides information about the Hall of Fame baseball players who turn up in the book, as well as Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul music. Additionally, a fun treasure hunt for clues about Roxy's true destiny runs throughout the book, giving readers an enhanced, interactive experience.
Roxy Roger's: Your Destiny is Calling is a heartwarming story about a darling little girl who has big dreams.
When Roxy's baseball playing family realizes she's inherited the gene they encourage her to follow their paths, but is it the right one for Roxy?
This is such an inspiring story about pursuing your dreams even if they conflict with the dreams of others. By chance Roxy's family discovers her desire to perform on stage and their great love for her has them cheering her on.
Roxy Roger's: Your Destiny is Calling also introduces readers to a little bit of baseball history and some of the great players of the game. This well written tale is filled with fun and engaging illustrations and shares a special message with its readers.
I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.