Jun 262019
The #YouCanDoIt Contest: Write an Inspiring Story to Win ‘SheCanYouCan’ – the book of 25 Inspiring Stories!

This monsoon, it’s raining exciting books on Kids Book Café!

Presenting…

Creative cred: Team SheCanYouCan

Inspiration is contagious, so Teams SheCanYouCan and Kids Book Café together thought, why not spread some inspiration through our own stories? After all, everyone is inspiring in their own way.

#YouCanDoIt ! Yeah!!

5 copies of SheCanYouCan are waiting for you!

This is a write & review contest where 5 lucky folks will win a copy each of ‘She Can You Can’ – the book of 25 inspiring Indian female trailblazers! Plus the opportunity to review the book!!

[Read more about the book ‘She Can You Can – The A-Z Book of Iconic Indian Women’ here.]

So here’s what you need to do:

Topic: Tell us the story of someone who has been a role model and inspiration to you.

OR

Tell us how you have been a role model to someone (could even be yourself!) in your life.

Length: Max 400 words
Please post your story here on kidsbookcafe.com, ideally with one image. Add an interesting title unique to your story so it gets noticed immediately! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #YouCanDoIt !
Only entries that are posted on kidsbookcafe.com will be considered.

Age no bar! This contest is open to both children and adults! You just need to be a registered member of kidsbookcafe.com. If you are a child below 13 years, your parent should register on kidsbookcafe.com and post your inspiring story for you.

Contest Duration: June 26 to July 10 (EOD)

#YouCanDoIt !!!

The 5 most inspiring stories will win! Like we already mentioned, winners will not only win a book each, but also get the opportunity to publish a book review of the same.

Please note: Teams SheCanYouCan and Kids Book Café retain the right to choose winners of the contest and their decision is final.

In case you have any queries at all – please write to asha@kidsbookcafe.com.

Let’s raise readers together and inspire others!


Reader Comments

  1. #YouCanDoIt
    When most people get asked who inspires them, or who their role model is, they usually say a celebrity they are keen on, like a singer, author, actor or footballer. Don’t get me wrong, I look up to plenty of celebrities, but my number one inspiration and role model was beside me all the time,yes my DAD.

    Was that really what being a dad meant—helping to set the rules, playing ball with the kids at the weekends and making sure there was enough money in the house???She looked at him with big, open, eyes and he did his best to hold her..not only a child is born along with it the father … Dads. They’re funny, even when they don’t mean to be. They’re full of love, even when they don’t like to show it. And everything from a loving child to a new car can bring a tear to their eye which none can see.My dad… he is a simple man – yet he has left the greatest impact on me.He has always been in my life, from the day I first opened my eyes to the present moment. He showed me the stars and taught me how to reach them.He gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me…

    Dad thanks for inspiring me to be a responsible individual, for reminding me that things usually work out in the end—even when they look entirely hopeless at the start, for listening intently to my wishes and worries,
    for showing the importance of finding time for one’s children,for loving your grandchildren with as much ferocity as you loved us.

    Being a dad in a mothers world is not so easy and that is why I have the greatest admiration for him. Our bond is much greater than that. He’s an intimate part of my life. He’s there for me in a very real way. Meaning, I can go over talking to him about anything and everything that’s on my mind. He’s helped me in so many ways. He’s helped me relate better to my husband, given me a male perspective that I otherwise might not understand. We communicate well and often. We don’t have heart to hearts every week, we don’t have to. I can read him like a book, and he can do the same with me. He’s blunt and to the point, but his candor is refreshing and people (usually) appreciate the straightforwardness of his speech.

    DAD you have always been there for me. I’m really glad to be your daughter. I think you’re just the Best.Your eyes would practically light up as you taught me something new. how you’d explain to me things in the morning as you drove me to school. I think I learned more during those fifteen minute sessions than I did in most of my classes. .You gave me away as a bride with great joy and pride and now developing a beautiful bond with your son (-in law).Thank you for never giving up on me, even when it felt like I would give up on myself. Your strength, your discipline, your confidence… they have changed my life, and enabled me to grow into someone I hope you’ll be proud of. If I never become anything more, I will be satisfied to say am your daughter. And if I do accomplish all that I want to in life, i know that all the credit belongs to you.

  2. #Ucandoit

    A Young Inspiring Lady!

    When it comes for inspiration many of us have their father,mother,teacher,friend etc… But for me I have my sister’s batchmate as my inspiration – my role model.

    I met her somewhere in 2012, my mother use to babysit her son. I started to get to know her since then.. But we actually got familiar during my pregnancy and post that as I started talking to her & consulting her for all my health issues.

    Firstly she was just doctor for me & my kids…but I gradually started to talking to her so she slowly became my role model.

    A Young Vibrant Doctor (in her 30’s), a learning Dietician, a wonderful Mother, a beautiful wife…she is one in all…Multi-talented lady! 😍

    She inspired me for loosing weight, as I had severe health issues due to my post pregnancy weight gain. She guided me in all my life’s decisions, she always lends her ears to listen to my moody talks.

    Dr. Shainaz Siddiqui, a selfless lady, caring, supporting, motivational lady! She lost 18kgs of weight in just 5months (with her hardwork) despite of being a doctor, full time mother, responsible wife too… She is a great inspiration to all the ladies out there who struggle with kids and household chores and always complain that the don’t have time to loose weight.

    I started my weight loss journey on her footprints..she is there constantly motivating me,guiding me, handling my mood swings etc etc..😀

    Through this platform I would like to thank her for being always there…and for inspiring me and all the ladies out there who are struggling in their lives because of weight..

    Thanks Di! Love u loads! 💐😘

  3. #Ucandoit

    The Little Hero

    He was not more than twelve and I was just ten,
    When in 1984, ‘they’ assassinated the PM in her den. It was at her residence that the clay was kept. Thousands of people reached to pay her last respect. And we were one of them, daddy and the kids.
    He was confused and afraid but for us it was the ultimate fun. Suddenly the mob turned furious and went out of control Nobody could help, not even those who were on patrol. Carelessly people pushed and elbowed one another
    Nobody thought for anyone, no one cared.
    At that moment, two little arms surrounded me And fought for my freedom,
    I saw how he made space for me – my little but big brother.
    Though he was crushed himself but helped me settle. There in that dreadful situation he treated me like a petal.
    It was when I was ten and he, not more than twelve.

    (This is an anecdote from the bygone pages of my life. Things like this are to be cherished forever and ever. I composed this verse a few years back and sharing it here for all the kids to feel the warmth. My brother and I had never been friends but that was something known as – the sibling issue. Even now he assures me that those little arm are always there for me…..)

  4. #Youcandoit
    (Story in a verse)

    The Little Hero

    He was not more than twelve and I was just ten,
    When in 1984, ‘they’ assassinated the PM in her den. It was at her residence that the clay was kept. Thousands of people reached to pay her last respect. And we were one of them, daddy and the kids.
    He was confused and afraid but for us it was the ultimate fun. Suddenly the mob turned furious and went out of control Nobody could help, not even those who were on patrol. Carelessly people pushed and elbowed one another
    Nobody thought for anyone, no one cared.
    At that moment, two little arms surrounded me And fought for my freedom,
    I saw how he made space for me – my little but big brother.
    Though he was crushed himself but helped me settle. There in that dreadful situation he treated me like a petal.
    It was when I was ten and he, not more than twelve.

    (This is an anecdote from the bygone pages of my life. Things like this are to be cherished forever and ever. I composed this verse a few years back and sharing it here for all the kids to feel the warmth. My brother and I had never been friends but that was something known as – the sibling issue. Even now he assures me that those little arm are always there for me…..)

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