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Jayylen's Christmas Wish

Illustrated by David Wilkerson
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Hardcover
$5.99 US
6.63"W x 8"H x 0.2"D   | 4 oz | 72 per carton
On sale Sep 12, 2023 | 24 Pages | 978-0-593-56808-8
Age 2-5 years | Up to Kindergarten
This inspiring Little Golden Book tells the story of one young boy's wish to have his whole family together for Christmas.

Jayylen is extra excited for Christmas this year. His brother Manuel, who is serving in the Army, will be home for the first time in three years! But when Momma gets the call that Manuel won't be able to make it because he's needed on base in Alaska, Jayylen doesn't know what to do. Can he figure out a way for the whole family to be together?
Lavaille Lavette is a New York Times’ bestselling author and editor, social entrepreneur, educator, leadership and business development expert.  A former teacher and school district administrator, Lavaille served as Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige. She is a Founding Board Member and the first President of the Luanda Africa Sister City Association, and currently she serves on the board of advisers for Huvr Inc. and BreakOut App. She has used her branding, merchandising and sales expertise to manage a number of business ventures with well-known celebrities and athletes in the publishing, aviation, food, retail, and sports industries. In her leisure time she enjoys skateboarding, supporting various charitable ventures, and spending time with her husband John, family and friends. View titles by Lavaille Lavette
David Wilkerson is an American illustrator who was born in Denver, CO, and is currently based in Maryland. He’s worked as a designer on various projects for clients such as Hulu, Cartoon Network, Springhill Company, FOX Sports, and FUSE. David developed a love for illustration during his time at the Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition to music, he was heavily influenced by illustrators like Ronald Wimberly, Justin Bua, Joe Madureira, Kevin Dart, Gyimah Gariba, and Scott Wills. David believes that creation itself is what we live in, and he’s spent the last 20+ years creating the most authentic version of himself as possible View titles by David Wilkerson

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This inspiring Little Golden Book tells the story of one young boy's wish to have his whole family together for Christmas.

Jayylen is extra excited for Christmas this year. His brother Manuel, who is serving in the Army, will be home for the first time in three years! But when Momma gets the call that Manuel won't be able to make it because he's needed on base in Alaska, Jayylen doesn't know what to do. Can he figure out a way for the whole family to be together?

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Lavaille Lavette is a New York Times’ bestselling author and editor, social entrepreneur, educator, leadership and business development expert.  A former teacher and school district administrator, Lavaille served as Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige. She is a Founding Board Member and the first President of the Luanda Africa Sister City Association, and currently she serves on the board of advisers for Huvr Inc. and BreakOut App. She has used her branding, merchandising and sales expertise to manage a number of business ventures with well-known celebrities and athletes in the publishing, aviation, food, retail, and sports industries. In her leisure time she enjoys skateboarding, supporting various charitable ventures, and spending time with her husband John, family and friends. View titles by Lavaille Lavette
David Wilkerson is an American illustrator who was born in Denver, CO, and is currently based in Maryland. He’s worked as a designer on various projects for clients such as Hulu, Cartoon Network, Springhill Company, FOX Sports, and FUSE. David developed a love for illustration during his time at the Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition to music, he was heavily influenced by illustrators like Ronald Wimberly, Justin Bua, Joe Madureira, Kevin Dart, Gyimah Gariba, and Scott Wills. David believes that creation itself is what we live in, and he’s spent the last 20+ years creating the most authentic version of himself as possible View titles by David Wilkerson

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