Summertime Playdate and Book Signing
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Single Moms Planet, a non-profit organization which assists single mothers, invited mothers and their children for their “Summertime Playdate,” a book signing and reading by children’s author Shamaiah Manriquez. Her new book, “Up High in the Sky,” was recently published.
The event was held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at Books & Cookies, 2309 Main St., Santa Monica 90405. It feature celebrity guests, food provided by Princess Sweets and Fresh Brother’s Pizza, prizes were provided by Curly Kids and Happy Family Brands, gift bag items provided by Aqua Ball, Urban Sitter, Gogo Squeez, Nature’s Best, and OohMy The Brand. The playdate was sponsored by Single Moms Planet’s “Single Mom Business Launch Fund.” The producers of the event were: Neferteri Plessy, Brittany Tinna White of TU Productions, Sandra Guzman of ACI Pro-Audio, LLC and Michelle Guess. A very special thank you to our event sponsors Books and Cookies, Advantage Real Estate, Hop Skip Drive, and OohMy The Brand!
“We invited moms and their children to attend and share in this exciting book signing and playdate for a truly unique and talented author,” said Neferteri Plessy, event host and founder of Single Moms Planet. “Shamaiah is an amazing author, mother and member of Single Moms Planet with a creative vision that jumps off the page of her new book.”
“Up in the Sky” tells the story of two children who find a kite that suddenly takes them on fun and whimsical adventure up in the sky and beyond.
Inspired by her young children to write “Up in the Sky,” Manriquez is a New York native whose career in fashion was sidelined when she became pregnant and later became homeless single mother when she and her children’s father went their separate ways in Los Angeles. But thanks to Single Moms Planet and others who provided her with food, shelter and other services, Manriquez persevered and is now working in fashion and is the author of the newly-published book.
“I was very fortunate to meet Neferteri and discover all the services and opportunities available through Single Moms Planet,” Manriquez said. ‘I’m very excited to take part in this event and look forward to meeting all those mothers that have supported me and this book. It was truly a labor of love.”
Single Moms Planet is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that assists struggling single mothers through programs such as job training, parenting classes, counseling, housing assistance, medical referrals and more.
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