How is it different than other books?
Being thrown into a new culture is terrifying; looking and speaking differently can produce intense feelings of isolation. Having had similar experiences, author and adoptee Juliese describes a charming story about a simple flower garden that has discovered a new kind of flower. Though judged on how she looks, this flower chooses to accept her differences, gives others a second chance, and learns to forgive. According to Juliese, “This book was written to teach all children to love one another no matter what type of flower you are.”
Where will the book proceeds go?
In 2012, Juliese Y. Padgett wrote The Newest Flower; she was only seven. “Mommy, I want to sell this book and use this money to help orphans.” I quickly realized that this book was not just for our family’s enjoyment, but instead, there was a bigger picture. And so, all profits from this book will go to The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers to benefit their adoption programs.