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Checklisted Beauty
Author Libby Lam | English Book


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Azure is a confident, sporty and nature loving 10-year-old girl who brings blue skies to her family. Her sky starts to turn grey, however, when she meets Valerie — a new schoolmate who is as pretty and popular as a movie star! Azure loses interest in the things she loves doing as her desire to be as popular as Valerie grows. She decides to follow Valerie’s “Beauty Checklist”, but soon discovers something even more important than being “pretty”…

Follow Azure on her journey of self-discovery, and share in her joy and tears as she brings the blue skies back into her life. Think about your own journey along the way and how you can stand tall again: Just like Azure!

Eslite Bestsellers - Children Top 2
National Indie Excellence Award - Children's Fiction Finalist
2016 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist
2016 International Book Awards Finalist
Language : English
Number of Pages : ~44 pages
Printing : Hardcover, Color
Publisher : WE Press Co. Ltd. 香港人出版
Publication date : 02-11-2015
“Go ahead, embrace yourself. Really, it is okay! Libby Lam’s ingenious book, “Checklisted Beauty”, reminds us there is no time like the present to embrace ourselves for “being me”. “Checklisted Beauty” makes you look beyond the obvious and find true beauty lies within.”
Karena Lam 林嘉欣
“Healthy self-esteem is one major key to the happiness and success of children and teenagers. It is therefore crucial for young boys and girls to learn how to appreciate themselves and develop a positive self image.

Libby’s book provides a wonderful entry point for young girls to ponder the (ir)relevance of societal beauty standards imposed on them and the important message of ‘true beauty lies within’.”
Prof. Darius Chan, 香港中文大學心理學系教授

Libby Lam

Libby was born into a home of a temporary resettlement estate in Hong Kong during the 1970s. With the love of her grandmother and the support from the government-subsidized education system, she was able to receive higher education and developed her different interests, including writing and drawing. After completing her master’s degrees in Psychology and Business Administration, Libby pursued a region-wide corporate career for more than 10 years until her first daughter was born. The life changing moment inspired her to start a career in creating children’s books, through which she hopes to help young readers learn about self-love and the importance of developing their own talents. “Checklisted Beauty” is her first attempt in pursuing this new life goal, with more stories coming up in the pipeline.

Libby currently resides in Hong Kong with her husband and their two daughters.  She has been studying Illustration and Sequential Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong.

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