New York City – “Gabbie” will be going to the UN tomorrow Wednesday, March 15, for the Artisan Fair, one of the many activities of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) to highlight International Women’s Month.
Hats off for Gabbie is a children’s book on girl empowerment, authored by Filipino journalist OSM! publisher Marivir R. Montebon. It was published in 2016 by the HardBall Press in New York. The book will be on sale along with the OSM! online magazine’s other merchandise that support anti-human trafficking education campaigns and children’s education support.
The Brooklyn-based Hardball Press formally launched five titles (with Spanish translations) of children’s books on fairness and kindness, aimed to ensure a fair future. “There is no better way to make a kinder, fairer future than to start with young ones to read books on social justice,” quipped Tim Sheard, publisher.
Since it launching, Hats Off for Gabbie had received positive reviews. Ten-year-old Marq Herman Lungayan IV in Astoria, wrote, “This book is amazing. Girls are just as great as boys. Boys and girls should play together so it’ll be more fun. I would cheer for her.”
Aside from the OSM! online magazine, We Care for Humanity and Kids Philippines will be displaying items for sale in the Artisan Fair, all to boost the financial resources of their various women empowerment campaigns.
We Care for Humanity is headed by Joy Theriot and Kids Philippines is chaired and founded by Cherry Smyth in Connecticut.
The Artisan Fair will be participated by various women’s international organizations from 1-5 PM at the UN Church Center on 777 United Nations Plaza 44th Street NY, NY 10017. (Featured photo is Joy Theriot, on the right, and Cherry Smyth.)