Thursday, February 17, 2022

I Celebrate My Voice by Nonku Kunene Adumetey - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

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Book Details:

Book Title:  I Celebrate My Voice by Nonku Kunene Adumetey
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  37 pages
Genre: Children's Book
PublisherNonku's Corner Publishing 
Release date:  February, 2022
Content Rating:  Rated G. Suitable for everyone

 Book Description:

I Celebrate My Voice is a fun and lovely introduction to what it means to use your voice. With breathtaking illustrations, this book shows young children how limitless their voices are. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from – you have a voice and it matters.
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Guest Post

My Great African Adventure
(AKA: Top 3 things I learned from growing up in Africa.)

 I was born and raised in ESwatini (formally Swaziland) and lived there until I was 16 years old. Waking up every morning to mountains, nature, and overwhelming beauty, you learn, think, and ponder about many things. I am so proud of my heritage and who I am. Thanks to my father and mother, I learned so many fundamental lessons at home.

 Be Grateful, Always

Gratitude is a way of life. From having nothing to abundance, I always learned to be grateful, and I always found treasure in everything we had. Before we had a septic system, we walked every day to fetch water from a nearby aquifer. We were so grateful that we didn’t have to get our water from the far-away river. My grandma would always say, “In everything, be grateful always.”

 A Life of Service


The life of service and being there for others was at the heart of my dad’s principles. He made sure that we were not only there for family, but for others in the community. Every Sunday morning, my siblings and I would wake up early to clean and sweep the church and make sure it was ready for services. We would walk the mile and a half back home to eat breakfast and then get ready to go back to church. By the time church was over, it was our duty to stay and make sure everything was in order before leaving the church.

 Don’t Miss Out on Fun


From handmade dolls to creative storytelling, we made sure we didn’t miss out on the fun. While we didn’t have books or flashy toys, we made good on using the nature around us to spark our creativity, and I told stories to my sisters every night.

 I learned so many life lessons growing up in Africa. It provided me so much grace, and each day instilled the fundamental values that made me the person I am today. I am so grateful for the life, family, and friends I have. I am exactly where I need to be at any given moment of my life, and I am grateful to live my life of purposes. 

My Review
I Celebrate My Voice is a wonderful children's book that teaches children to celebrate themselves for who they are. To celebrate individuality rather than fitting themselves into whatever "one size fits all" mold society seems to think is important or right. There's nothing wrong with being a unique, different, special human being. That's how we were created, after all, and that should be celebrated and embraced. 
The illustrations are lovely and showcase just how diverse the world really is. And the book itself is easy to read. Children will find themselves delighted by the overall story and pictures, while parents will appreciate the lesson the story is aiming to teach. We all matter. We are all important. We should embrace everything that makes us who we are. And we should celebrate our voices. 
Find your confidence. Be beautiful. Dream big. Be yourself. 
5 stars!

Meet the Author:

Nonkululeko Kunene Adumetey (also known as Nonku) is an award-winning author, loving wife and devoted mother of two happy toddlers. Her children both love singing, story time, and tasting home-cooked cuisines. When Nonku tastes delicious food, she hums a blissful tune, which she never realized until both her children started humming along.

Nonku was born in the Kingdom of Eswatini, where she lived until she was 16. She left to complete high school in Canada and later moved to the United States to pursue her college education.

Her passion is to inspire her children and all children to celebrate who they are, understand their differences are beautiful, know their diversity is a strength, and believe their voices are should be heard.

Her hero is her late father, Themba Micah Kunene, a man from humble beginnings who worked tirelessly to provide a full life for his eight children. Her father’s unconditional love, wisdom, selflessness, and work ethic inspire the core of Nonku’s principles and life mottos. One of his favorite mottos was "umtsentse uhlaba usamila”, a saying about a strong grass that gets deeply rooted during its early stages of development. The essence of this saying embodies the core of early intervention and teaching young minds early so that they grow up strong and informed about the world. This is what inspires Nonku to write children’s book, to inspire and empower young minds for a greater future.       

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:

Feb 14 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 15 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 15 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Feb 16 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 16 - The Phantom Paragrapher – book review / giveaway
Feb 17 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 22 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 22 - Lisa Everyday Life – book spotlight
Feb 23 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 23 – fundinmental – book review / giveaway
Feb 24 – icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Feb 24 - Older & Smarter? – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 25 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Feb 25 - Reading is My Passion – book review
Feb 28 – Kam's Place – book review
Mar 1 – Westveil Publishing – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 2 – bujos_n_books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 2 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 3 – @twilight_reader – book review
Mar 4 – Lisa's Reading – book review / giveaway
Mar 4 - Books for Books – book review
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