Georgina Schroeder, Author of One Little Bella

I'm a mom, caregiver, and student going to college, working caring for elderly people and publishing children's books with my favorite illustrator, Sam Balling.

I am a mother, student, and caregiver trying to make a difference. Self-esteem issues are important to me. Inspiring others to be more kind and have an active voice in the treatment of the people in their immediate surroundings. It seems all young Americans go through similar situations in life like feeling left out or not liking themselves. I'm hoping young people can turn to books, art, and music to find themselves more comforted and confident through their childhood.

Georgina's book, American Days, is a 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards winner.

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her book:

Children who are alone should be embraced with kind words and actions. No one should be left out. Self-esteem is most important in young children.

Why the author is an authority on the subject of her book:

I have in school have been left out at the lunch table and felt alone as if I had no friends. I felt badly that I didn't fit in and it was difficult to go to school being myself and standing out. I needed self-esteem to get through school years. I found other outlets to indulge my self-worth.

Social Media:

Facebook - Georgina Schroeder

Facebook - Sam Balling Art


Grades 4-6




Book Type:

Picture book



Youth Issues

Illustrator Sam Balling

Illustrator Sam Balling

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