‘Whitney Wins Everything,’ Sasha Graham’s second book in the Tiny Ninja Books collection dropped on Tuesday and it’s a must-read for sports fans of all ages.
The story begins with a competitive girl named Whitney, who loves to win and knows that everybody loves a winner. But, when she isn’t invited to a classmate’s birthday party because she’ll, ‘win all the games,’ Whitney is hurt and confused.
Every book in the Tiny Ninja Books collection centers on the idea that we are each born with our own Tiny Ninja who is the very best version of us; brave, strong, compassionate, and kind. Our Tiny Ninjas are always there for us – all we have to do is listen.
Whitney’s Tiny Ninja revealed itself during a soccer game.
Whitney’s Tiny Ninja encouraged her to pass the ball to a struggling teammate, who then scored the game-winning goal. Whitney is surprised at how good it feels to share the glory and happily realizes that there is more than one way to win and more than one way to be a winner.
“When I tell people about Whitney, they often predict that she will lose the game at the end and learn a valuable lesson about losing gracefully,” the author explained. “This is not that book. Winning is awesome. This book is about one little girl learning that sharing the spotlight and winning with a team is pretty great too.”
Created for readers ages four to eight and bursting with humor, Whitney Wins Everything introduces themes of teamwork, friendship, self-confidence, and compassion. Fan-favorite Ninja Seek-and-Find illustrations first introduced in ‘Milo Does Not Like Mornings’ also appear here in full-color spreads that enthrall pre-readers, their grownups, and everyone in between.
A percentage of each book sale will be donated to Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer Foundation to fund soccer scholarships for five children.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sasha Graham is the founder of Tiny Ninja Books and is the author of Milo Does Not Like Mornings, A Milo no le gustan las mañanas, and Whitney Wins Everything. Sasha is a former executive at the Walt Disney Studios and her writing has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and on television. Sasha lives with her husband Alan in beautiful Arizona where they encourage each other, and their children, Finn, Indy & Odessa, to always listen to their Tiny Ninjas.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Illustrator Angelina Valieva was born into the family of artist Vladimir Valiev in Uzbekistan, and it was thanks to her father that she chose this fascinating profession. From a young age, her father directed her hand and taught her to draw. In 2005, she graduated from Republic Art College, where she studied graphic design. In addition to illustrating numerous children’s books that have been published worldwide, Angelina has participated in various international art competitions and has won many awards.