A new picture book for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Standout Saints: Church History Heroes From Around the World by Sierra Wilson (#Giveaway) @SierraTWilson

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Standout Saints:
Church History Heroes From Around the World
By Sierra Wilson
Illustrated by Emily Shay Tueller
LDS Children's Picture Book
Hardcover & ebook, 96 Pages
October 5, 2020 by Deseret Book Co


From prophets to pioneers, from songwriters to scientists, Standout Saints: Church History Heroes from Around the World presents the fascinating true stories of twenty women and twenty men from Church history. Each one-page biography describes impressive achievements and shares stories of great faith. Readers will encounter well-known and beloved Saints such as Joseph Smith and Eliza R. Snow along with lesser-known heroes from around the world such as Hu Wei-I, who miraculously translated the Book of Mormon into Chinese, and Mere Mete Whaanga, a prominent Maori woman who helped the Church spread into New Zealand. In addition, Standout Saints includes uplifting quotes, a Church history timeline, and resources for further study. 

The courage and faith of these Saints made them stand out from the world, and this educational and inspiring book helps young readers know that they too can stand out.

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My Review

STANDOUT SAINTS is a nicely illustrated book with summaries of several "saints" (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) that have had a positive impact over the years. The artist's rendering of each saint featured was very well done and colorful. The author included about three paragraphs or so on each individual and their background to the influence they each had. Younger children will enjoy the pictures and sitting while being read to about an individual or two. Older children may be able to enjoy the book in one or a couple sittings. What is nice about the collection is that it does include individuals from many parts of the world, some of which may be unfamiliar to readers, which is a point of interest. An overall enjoyable read and addition to any LDS bookshelf.

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the author, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Sierra Wilson is a children's author/illustrator living in Alberta, Canada. She wrote The Atonement of Jesus Christ is for Me and I Can Be Like Jesus as well as several other books for children soon to be released. Before turning to writing, Sierra worked as a high school English and history teacher. She is the daughter of two modern-day pioneers and loves researching about pioneers and faithful heroes of all kinds. When she's not writing, you can find her adventuring with her husband and four children, cross-country skiing, or eating all the chocolate.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

Three winners will receive a copy of Standout Saints
Hard copies available in the US and Canada only; E-books available internationally

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