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Yay All Day

Daily Inspirational Journal for Tweens and Teens

Author Asha Myers
Illustrated by Courtney Cook
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Stationery & Accessories (Diary/Journal)
$14.95 US
6.21"W x 7.24"H x 0.59"D   | 11 oz | 36 per carton
On sale Aug 17, 2021 | 128 Pages | 9781632173850
Age 12-14 years | Grades 7-9
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Think happy! Get inspired by stories of people who have used creativity and flair to bring positivity into the world--and journal your way to optimism with this transformative journal that's perfect for tweens and teens.

Yay All Day!is a good news journal filled with uplifting tidbits that celebrate how we can make a difference in our world with silliness, sweetness, and a little bit of sass. Flip through when you need an infusion of hope and become inspired by your own ability to spread optimism and joy. Studies show that the more you focus on the positive, the better you feel, and investing in journaling for just a few minutes a day improves your mood and overall sense of hope for the future.

Inside find:

  Bright and happy 1970s illustration style features racial, geographic, and gender inclusivity
  A lined and dot grid format to capture your own ideas and thoughts
  Inspirational stories of people effecting change both large and small--from young Twitter activists who brought together more than ten thousand people to march against racism to the teen scientist who designed weighted belts for turtles with “bubblebutt” syndrome to enable them to dive for food again

Bask in the glow of these happy pages!


Wow, wow, WOW! This journal is a visual, intellectual, and philosophical smorgasbord of delights. Here is a tangible and interactive exploration of self for young people that (thank goodness) isn't digital, yet maintains its ability to be beautifully addictive."  
 
--Meggan Kaiser, bestselling author of Everywhere for Nothing: Free Travel for the Modern Nomad
Wow, wow, WOW! This journal is a visual, intellectual, and philosophical smorgasbord of delights. Here is a tangible and interactive exploration of self for young people that (thank goodness) isn't digital, yet maintains its ability to be beautifully addictive."  
 
--Meggan Kaiser, bestselling author of Everywhere for Nothing: Free Travel for the Modern Nomad
ASHA MYERS lives in the beautiful Driftless region of Wisconsin where she writes books for children and teens. Her favorite collaborations are with her illustrator-animator husband, David Myers, about hedgepigs and chef cats, sheep that tango, and girls who walk to the moon.

COURTNEY COOK holds her MFA in creative nonfiction from University of California Riverside, is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and is currently pursuing an MFA in comics at the California College of the Arts. Her illustrated memoir, The Way She Feels, is forthcoming from Tin House in summer 2021. When not creating, Courtney enjoys napping with her senior cat, Bertie.
Yay All Day is a fizzy and sugary anthem of delight for those who believe humans are more creative, more kind, and more powerful than all the problems they face. It’s a belief in the power of positivity, and--let’s be real--positivity takes guts.

Guts is looking a scary problem in the eye and seeing possibility. Guts is watching the world crumble and calling it progress.

It isn’t delusional to smile at thunderclouds; there really is a rainbow hiding in there! Just like it isn’t crazy to choose optimism in the face of hardship; there really is opportunity hiding in there. Current research tells us that optimists are the most resilient people, meaning that the tough times don’t bury them--they bounce back and actually feel more good feelings than those who can’t find meaning in the obstacle. In fact, just reading about positive things energizes us and makes us happier!

For any positivity-parched soul, this book is a thirst quencher.

When you need an infusion of hope, turn to these refreshing stories, which highlight how people use their brilliance and flair, their brains and their gumption, to spark light and hope in the lives of others. The stories celebrate simple ways to overcome adversity with silliness, sweetness, and sass. And take heart from the power of stories that prove we all have something to give.

Use the journal pages to explore all your emotions. Write about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the awesome. Transform anything you don’t like into something you do. Take what excites you and see if there’s a way to have more of it in your life. Let the good news stories inspire you to leave your own special fingerprint on someone else’s life. Someone else could be a person, an animal, a honeybee, or a rain forest. That’s for you to decide.

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About

Think happy! Get inspired by stories of people who have used creativity and flair to bring positivity into the world--and journal your way to optimism with this transformative journal that's perfect for tweens and teens.

Yay All Day!is a good news journal filled with uplifting tidbits that celebrate how we can make a difference in our world with silliness, sweetness, and a little bit of sass. Flip through when you need an infusion of hope and become inspired by your own ability to spread optimism and joy. Studies show that the more you focus on the positive, the better you feel, and investing in journaling for just a few minutes a day improves your mood and overall sense of hope for the future.

Inside find:

  Bright and happy 1970s illustration style features racial, geographic, and gender inclusivity
  A lined and dot grid format to capture your own ideas and thoughts
  Inspirational stories of people effecting change both large and small--from young Twitter activists who brought together more than ten thousand people to march against racism to the teen scientist who designed weighted belts for turtles with “bubblebutt” syndrome to enable them to dive for food again

Bask in the glow of these happy pages!


Wow, wow, WOW! This journal is a visual, intellectual, and philosophical smorgasbord of delights. Here is a tangible and interactive exploration of self for young people that (thank goodness) isn't digital, yet maintains its ability to be beautifully addictive."  
 
--Meggan Kaiser, bestselling author of Everywhere for Nothing: Free Travel for the Modern Nomad

Praise

Wow, wow, WOW! This journal is a visual, intellectual, and philosophical smorgasbord of delights. Here is a tangible and interactive exploration of self for young people that (thank goodness) isn't digital, yet maintains its ability to be beautifully addictive."  
 
--Meggan Kaiser, bestselling author of Everywhere for Nothing: Free Travel for the Modern Nomad

Author

ASHA MYERS lives in the beautiful Driftless region of Wisconsin where she writes books for children and teens. Her favorite collaborations are with her illustrator-animator husband, David Myers, about hedgepigs and chef cats, sheep that tango, and girls who walk to the moon.

COURTNEY COOK holds her MFA in creative nonfiction from University of California Riverside, is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and is currently pursuing an MFA in comics at the California College of the Arts. Her illustrated memoir, The Way She Feels, is forthcoming from Tin House in summer 2021. When not creating, Courtney enjoys napping with her senior cat, Bertie.

Excerpt

Yay All Day is a fizzy and sugary anthem of delight for those who believe humans are more creative, more kind, and more powerful than all the problems they face. It’s a belief in the power of positivity, and--let’s be real--positivity takes guts.

Guts is looking a scary problem in the eye and seeing possibility. Guts is watching the world crumble and calling it progress.

It isn’t delusional to smile at thunderclouds; there really is a rainbow hiding in there! Just like it isn’t crazy to choose optimism in the face of hardship; there really is opportunity hiding in there. Current research tells us that optimists are the most resilient people, meaning that the tough times don’t bury them--they bounce back and actually feel more good feelings than those who can’t find meaning in the obstacle. In fact, just reading about positive things energizes us and makes us happier!

For any positivity-parched soul, this book is a thirst quencher.

When you need an infusion of hope, turn to these refreshing stories, which highlight how people use their brilliance and flair, their brains and their gumption, to spark light and hope in the lives of others. The stories celebrate simple ways to overcome adversity with silliness, sweetness, and sass. And take heart from the power of stories that prove we all have something to give.

Use the journal pages to explore all your emotions. Write about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the awesome. Transform anything you don’t like into something you do. Take what excites you and see if there’s a way to have more of it in your life. Let the good news stories inspire you to leave your own special fingerprint on someone else’s life. Someone else could be a person, an animal, a honeybee, or a rain forest. That’s for you to decide.