Breakthrough Children’s Book Wins for Unique Story That Highlights Girl Empowerment & Diversity While Raising Money for Healthcare Non-Profit

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“The Gift of Gift” ($17.99, Umiya Publishing), the second book in the acclaimed Super Amazing Princess Heroes series, has been awarded the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Medal as one of the best children’s books of 2016.

A tale of compassion, heroism and visionary thinking, “The Gift of Gift” features the three main Super Amazing Princess Heroes – Kinney, Oceana, and Sammie – who learn that one of their Ugandan friends, a wonderful girl named Gift, is sick with a heart condition. The girls spring into action and help build a heart hospital in Uganda. Gift not only becomes healthy, but also receives another very special transformation, as she becomes a new Super Amazing Princess Hero with the power of healing. “The Gift of Gift” was written by Sanjay Nambiar, an award-winning author and the creator of the Super Amazing Princess Heroes’ series.  Fine artist and sculptor Sedi Pak designed the vibrant illustrations, all of which were painted on birch plywood panels.

Proceeds from the book are being shared with World Children’s Initiative (WCI), which built a hospital in Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami, as well as the African heart center depicted in “The Gift of Gift”. The title character in the story was inspired by a real-life girl named Gift, who was WCI’s first heart patient in Uganda.

The Mom’s Choice Awards (MCA) is an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents, and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products, and services. Parents, educators, librarians, and retailers look for the MCA’s Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality materials for children and families.

“We are thrilled to receive this wonderful award,” notes Sanjay Nambiar, author of“The Gift of Gift”.  “Because the story reinforces our brand’s commitment to diversity and empowering girls, we are honored to receive this recognition from MCA, the ultimate standard in quality, family-friendly products. Now we have the responsibility to pass this good fortune and karma forward,” he added.

For more information on the awards program and the honorees, please visit “The Gift of Gift” is available at, Barnes & Noble, in e-reader formats for the Kindle, Nook, and iPad, and through bookstores and gift shops across the country. For more information, please contact Jeannine Jacobi of Fresh PR at (323) 903-7063 or or visit

I received a copy of this book and highly recommend! It is a delightful story!

About the Super Amazing Princess Heroes

The Super Amazing Princess Heroes (“SAPH”) is a global brand and community that inspires girls to be tomorrow’s heroes. The primary narrative follows three wonderful girls – Kinney, Oceana, and Sammie – who discover magical tiaras that transform them into princesses with super powers. In the first SAPH story, they save the prince! With a universe of diverse and fun characters from around the world, books, interactive stories, animation, games, toys, and much more, SAPH helps girls celebrate themselves while cultivating the power within. Learn more at and

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