First-time Author Encourages Children To Not Quit In The Face of Adversities

By: 3rd Day Publishing
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Feb. 26, 2023 - PRLog -- 3rd Day Publishing announces the release of its debut children's book. Don't Give In! written by San Diego native, Shanikqua Freeman, is a tale of an adventuresome, seafaring-duo-of-grade-schoolers that go on a journey and encounter the unexpected: they get shipwrecked and must navigate their way to safety! In a post-lockdown, pandemic-impacted environment, the book speaks to the heart of the human experience and provides a resounding reminder that with perseverance and resilience anything is surmountable.

Don't Give In! is a conversation starter that helps young readers prepare for the vicissitudes of life, while building confidence, self-esteem, and awareness. Reflecting on why she wrote the book, Freeman states, "I wish I had a book like this, as a child, that echoed 'when the going gets tough (and it will), just keep going!'" It boasts a cast of multicultural characters and a theme of tenacity and resilience that transcends race, gender, socioeconomic status, and yes, even age. "When my fortitude gets tested, even I have to remind myself 'don't quit, don't give in'," she said, "it's more than a book, it's a mantra!"

Don't Give In! bodes the attributes of a children's book classic: captivating imagery, rhythmic prose, and a timeless message, reminiscent of the epic classics Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss and The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper.
Don't Give In! a 32-page, fully-illustrated book for children ages 4-8, is now on sale. English and Spanish versions of the hardcover, paperback, and electronic formats are available for purchase. Available on, the publisher's website at, and local bookstores such as Frugal Frigate in Redlands, CA and Cellar Door Bookstore in Riverside, CA.

Shanikqua Freeman works in local government developing affordable housing and administering homeless programs. She is a creative at heart and uses spoken word poetry, karaoke, community theater, wedding planning, interior decorating, and fashion as her media of expression. She holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with emphasis in Telecommunications and Film. She has written eight children's books and developed a love from children's literature thanks to Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, Eric Carle, C.S. Lewis, Thomas Rockwell, and Carolyn Keene. She calls Southern California home and is the mom of a precocious and talented 12-year-old.

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