Sunday, October 29, 2017
Inspiration On Our Shelves: Philanthroparties!
Philanthroparties! By Lulu Cerone
Do you find yourself seeing problems in your community, but aren’t sure how to make a difference and help others around you? Well, this might be the book you are looking for! It is very inspirational and touching, and has definitely motivated me to give back but in a fun way.
During the 2010 Haiti earthquake, when Lulu was ten, she was deeply affected by news footage and the horrendous conditions and suffering of the Haitian people. Desperate to help in some way she decides to organize a competitive “boys v.s. girls” lemonade stand for her 5th grade class to raise money for Haitian relief. It was a huge success! They ended up raising a total of $4,000 dollars! Lulu and her classmates learned that even they, at such a young age, could make a difference in people’s lives. Lulu was hooked, so she created her own,non profit, LemonAID Warriors,where she spreads her message of giving back and showing others how to have fun while positively impacting the world and local communities.
I found this book quite enjoyable and I liked the way the author goes about telling her story and how she made me feel inspired and positive. The book is not only bright and colorful but it is fun and interesting to read, there are so many crafts and fundraisers I would like to try now thanks to her amazing book! I feel more powerful after reading Lulu’s book and encourage you to read it too!
Written by: Lulu Cerone
Published by: Aladdin/Beyond Words Books
Released on: May 9, 2017
Review by: Lilian B.