Just Olive

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About the author:
Jade Doheny is an award-winning author, champion gymnast, and professional actress and and model. Born in the People's Republic of China, Jade came to live in the United States when, at two years of age, she was adopted by an American couple through China's Waiting Child Program. A confident and creative child, Jade began modeling in fashion shows and for boutiques when she was 3-years-old. When she was 5-years-old, she completed two major print projects - a medical training manual for The American Red Cross and a non-fiction book, "The Athletic Body Puzzle" by Dr. Joe LaCaze. Since then, Jade has been featured in one car commercial and four infomercials airing nationwide, one episode of "It's Supernatural," and two seasons of "Tainted Love." Jade's biggest acting role, so far, has been the lead in a short film "Snickety Snack."

Jade began gymnastics and ballet training when she was 3-years-old and Chinese dance when she was 4-years-old. Currently 8-years-old, she is now a Level 7 gymnast and trains 24 hours each week. Recent gymnastics awards include "First Place All-Around Winner" in the Atlanta Crown 2013 Gymnastics Invitational, 2012 Foothills Fall Invitational, and the 2012 Salem Fall Classic.

Written when Jade was 6-years-old, "Just Olive," was the Grand Prize Winner of the Charlotte Parent Magazine 2011-2012 Young Authors Contest. Jade enjoys writing poetry and short stories and hopes to write another book in the future.

Jade is homeschooled and enjoys reading, writing, dancing, and making crafts in her spare time. She resides in Charlotte, NC with her parents, four dogs, one cat, and one fish.

Just Olive

Authored by Jade Doheny
Edition: 2

Olive, the baby owl, is found lost in the woods by two red birds, who eventually adopt her after her parents cannot be found. As Olive becomes older and realizes she is different from those around her, she must deal with many awkward emotions. Olive's discomfort escalates until she meets a new classmate who is just as "different" as she is. The two friends unite in their journey to discover their own unique talents and to share those talents with the world, all the while spreading their message that "Being different is okay."

Just Olive is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2011-2012 Charlotte Parent Magazine Young Authors Contest. Written and illustrated by Jade when she was just 6-years-old, Just Olive offers readers the unique perspective of a child who has already gained great wisdom through her experience as an international adoptee and one who has often felt "different." Through her award-winning book, Jade hopes to inspire children everywhere to embrace their special talents and celebrate their differences.

"Being different is fun,
Being different is cool,
Come out in the sun,
Play in the pool!"
Being different is great,
Being different is okay,
Don't be late,
Today is the day!"

Publication Date:
0985407034 / 9780985407032
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

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