Sisters Release New Childrens Book Exploring the Importance of Self-Esteem and the Meaning of Beauty and Friendship

April 23, 2010

For more information about this book, the authors or a press kit, please contact:
Wurapa Publishing
PO Box 307313
Gahanna, OH 43230
Attn: Karin Small Wurapa, MD, MPH
Telephone: 614.560.9128

Mimi the Mermaid and the Pearl Necklace is a book born out of the imagination and creativity of two sisters, 9 year-old Sydney and 7-year Jordan.

Assisted by their mother, the girls endeavored to create a story with a positive message about a mermaid girl and her realization of beauty and self-worth.

This whimsical tale takes you on a journey into the deep blue ocean with Mimi the Mermaid. From the discovery of a pearl, Mimi learns about one of nature’s best treasures…herself. Traveling through this vibrantly illustrated underwater world, the story promotes discussions about self esteem, the meaning of beauty, and friendship.

The authors have arranged for the initial proceeds from book sales to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the authors’ hometown of Columbus, Ohio. The funds will support the Reach Out and Read literacy program. For more information, please visit: and

Sydney and Jordan will be signing books on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble Booksellers-Easton at Easton Town Center and, on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the Barnes and Noble Booksellers-Pickerington at Hunters Run Center.

Additionally, they will have an Authors Visit on Friday, May 21, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Montessori School in Columbus, OH.


About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at