Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Put on Your Crown ~ Queen Latifah Review & Giveaway

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Put on Your Crown ~ Queen Latifah Review & Giveaway

Put on Your Crown ~
Positive Message Books For Girls, Great Books For Teens
Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom

Queen Latifah


This work is a must-read for all young women!

We've truly come a long way, Baby, but we have so much further to go!

The challenges facing young women are paramount.


One out of every four women will be sexually abused or assaulted within their lifetimes.

Low self-esteem, spurred on by media-warped concepts of the ideal female body, lead to alarming numbers of girls with eating and other psychological disorders.

Substance abuse, poor relationship choices, peer pressure, shoplifting and apathy.

Our girls are facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles on the path to a healthy, happy and productive life.

Queen Latifah speaks openly and honestly in her book, Put on Your Crown, about her experiences, both good and bad,  her inspirations, her heroes and her successes.  The tone of the work is straight-forward, in such a fashion that it reads as though you were sitting with her, having a conversation.  Her message is true and strong:  there is a queen inside each one of us. We must reach out to those who can love and support us for guidance.  We must make the, often, difficult decisions and stay true to ourselves.  We must accept that we may, and will likely, fall on our path, but we can get back up.  We must never give up on our dreams.

As a mother of a teen, I found this book a gift.  Although I'm fortunate in that my teen does still listen to me, although often it isn't evident by her attitude and responses.  True, she often rolls her eyes and is texting in her pocket while she feigns paying attention to me.  It does sink in, though, so I won't ever give up.  Usually, one or two days later, she'll make a comment, in reference to our talk, that tells me I got through to her!  I'm so grateful for that as  I have watched her sometimes wobbling on the brink of making the right choices and staying true to herself.  I know she make it and become all that she wants to be.  And I'll be there for her every step of the way.
Crown, Tiara, Formal Headpiece, Diamond Tiara


Some of her friends...well, I have grave concerns.  Two in particular are getting a copy of this book! I'm certain you know someone who could benefit from it as well!

Read more about Put on Your Crown using the link at the bottom of the post. 
Learn more about Queen Latifah here.
You can buy a copy here
***GIVEAWAY***
Four lucky winners will win a copy of their own!  I have three hard copies and one audio copy available.
This giveaway will run until August 21, 2010, at which time I will select a winner using Random.org.  The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond before I move on to a runner up, again using Random.org.  Please leave your email in your comment so I have a way to contact you if you are a winner.  Hard copies are supplied and shipped by sponsor.  Audio copy will be supplied and shipped by That's What She Said.  Open to US/Canadian residents, 18+.  Sorry, no P.O. boxes.
You must be a follower of my blog on Google Friend Connect - right sidebar - to enter!

MANDATORY ENTRY
In a comment, leave me the name you follow me under on Google Friend Connect and let me know what you think is the biggest challenge facing young women today. 

BONUS ENTRIES
* Follow my blog via RSS, right sidebar and leave comment with applicable name  2 entries
* Follow me on twitter and leave a comment with your twitter name  2 entries
* Subscribe via email, right sidebar and leave a comment with applicable name  2 entries
* Enter any of my other active giveaways and leave a comment letting me know which one  3 entries
* Place my button on your blog and leave a link so I can find it  5 entries
* Share this giveaway in any fashion (tweet, stumble, facebook, other) and leave a comment with a link letting me know how you shared.  There's a handy button for sharing at the bottom of this post.  3 entries
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED.
CONGRATS TO BETTY C, COMMENT #72; ALTMUSIKFANZINC, COMMENT #19; SALANDER SERVANT, COMMENT #55 AND APE2016, COMMENT #14, COURTESY OF RANDOM.ORG!

I received a copy of this book to review. Images are from sponsor. The opinions contained within this post are my own.

82 comments :

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

I guess I'll be the first, I already follow via GFC, I've heard it's a great read, so drop my name in the hat to win

Denise S. said...

I follow and I think the biggest pressure today for younger women is probably the pressure to 'put out.'

Denise S. said...

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Busy Working Mama said...

GFC follower. I think the biggest pressure is to look perfect and be stick-thin.

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mmentor said...

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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this and follow on gfc. I think the hardest thing facing girls these days is the constant media portrayal of being scary thin is necessary. It ruins so many girls.

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ape2016 said...

I follow on GFC with ape2016. I think the biggest concern for young women is early and overt sexualizing of young girls and teens. I feel that it starts girls on a path of judging their worth as pretty objects, not as people.

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sweetsue said...

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Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

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taylorbagels said...

I follow on google friend connect as taylorbagels.

The pressure society puts on young women to always look skinny

TiffsPixieDust said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect - Tiffypixie - Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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I subscribe by RSS in my feed reader - FeedDemon.
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ky2here said...

GFC follower kycouple2000. The biggest problem for young women today is muffin top.

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SalanderServant said...

I follow you under SalanderServant. The biggest challenge to women today is overcoming society's skewed messages and examples in regards to equality, appearance, pay differential, health, and personal choice.

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susan1215 said...

I follow via GFC Susan Smith I think there is a lot of pressure on women to be good wives, mothers and be good in the workplace

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Anonymous said...

I think the choice to be independent and not a follower, is the biggest challenge.

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Betty C said...

I follow via GFC as Betty C. There are so many pressures on young women it's hard to choose just one. One thing that is widely overlooked is the pressure to have all the gadgets that everyone else has from cell phones to laptops. And it seems to start younger every year.

Betty C said...

I follow on google reader as willitara.

Betty C said...

I follow on Twitter as willitara. #1

Betty C said...

I follow on Twitter as willitara. #2

Betty C said...

I'm an email subscriber. #1

Betty C said...

I'm an email subscriber. #2

purango said...

I think the biggest challenge facing young women today is finding the right person for a relationship. garrettsambo@aol.com

Nancy S. said...

I follow as Nancy Schools. Young girls today are forced to be too thin. When I was a teenager, a size 5 was tiny. Now everyone's a 0.
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Nancy S. said...

I follow you on twitter - ncschools.
#1

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Jayfr said...

I follow you as jayfr. I think young women have a hard time with cliques, seems there is more bullying now than in the past.


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