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Students Can Go Back to School with Confidence with Digital Graphic Novel App Now Available on NOOK Color

  (August 31, 2011)

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 31, 2011

Free Spirit Publishing and Electric Eggplant are happy to announce that their app Be Confident in Who You Are: A Graphic Novel is now available for the Barnes and Noble NOOK Color Readers Tablet.

Released earlier this year on the iPad, Be Confident in Who You Are is a digital graphic novel based on Book 1 of the award-winning Middle School Confidential series written by nationally recognized teen expert and anti-bullying activist Annie Fox, M.Ed., and illustrated by Harvey Award winner Matt Kindt. The app has been well received by reviewers such as Rick Broida at CNET, who said Kids ages 11 to 14 would benefit from this books lessons. My 11-year-old daughter, who starts middle school in the fall . . . gave the app an enthusiastic pretty cool! Common Sense Media gave the app four stars, and said, this app is sleek and well-designed.

Be Confident in Who You Are helps 8- to 14-year-olds prepare for the challenges of middle school through the social stories of six characters. Through true-to-life scenarios, the six friends interact at school and in their neighborhood helping one another as they confront self-esteem, friendship, bullying, and family issues and discuss truth and courage. Todd Bernhard, blogger at iPhone Life, said I like that the entire novel is focused on a group of kids. There arent any adults lecturing the kids, nor is there some narrator to take you out of the moment. Its basically kids being kids, with a set of positive messages so they can learn from each other. School Library Journal said, This is good-quality targeted character education.

Be Confident in Who You Are has been optimized for NOOK Colors 7-inch color touchscreen and enables the reader to interact with the story by zooming in for frame-by-frame reading or zooming out again for a page-by-page view. The reading experience is enhanced with richly layered audio made up of movie-like sound effects and music. An auto-save feature remembers your place in the story and a menu page permits jumping to any of the eight chapters. Just in time for back-to-school, this app is appropriate for the hard-to-reach tween age group and reluctant readers, and for use in discussion with parents, teachers, and counselors.

Pricing and availability: Be Confident in Who You Are is $3.99 and available in NOOK Apps store at


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