Giveaway: Kailani’s Gift (Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young) ~ US/CAN ONLY!

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Meet the Author: Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young

With a master of fine arts in children’s literature and a passion for multiculturalism, Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young is a writer, speaker, former news reporter, and foodie. Her children’s book Cora Cooks Pancit received the Picture Book of the Year Award from the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association. Dorina is a self-proclaimed “glory chaser” who meets God as she runs trails through mountains or near the ocean. Dorina and her husband, Shawn, are raising three daughters in central California. Kailani’s Gift is her new children’s book. For more information, visit

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About the Book: Kailani’s Gift

A picture book celebration of family, Filipino heritage, and dance that showcases the value of patience, perseverance, and blessing others with your gifts and talents.

As Kailani watches her siblings practice a traditional Filipino dance for their grandparents’ anniversary party, she longs to join them. But keeping up with the rhythm and hopping in time with the beats of the tinikling is much harder than Kailani imagined!

With Daddy’s help, Kailani practices the motions of the dance step by step. But will she be able to learn the tinikling in time to surprise her Lolo and Lola?

Illustrator Lynnor Bontigao’s work pairs exquisitely with Dorina Gilmore-Young’s storytelling to celebrate Filipino culture and traditions. Also included is a glossary of Tagalog terms used throughout the book.

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Title: Kailani’s Gift

Author: Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young

Illustrator: Lynnor Bontigao

Release Date: April 16, 2024

Publisher: Waterbrook

ISBN-10: 9780593577806

ISBN-13: 9780593577790

Genre: Juvenile Fiction – Diversity & Multicultural| Fiction – Family| Multigenerational – Performing Arts – Dance

Age Range: 3-7





Six (6) winners will receive a copy of Kailani’s Gift (Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young) ~US/CAN Only!


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5 thoughts on “Giveaway: Kailani’s Gift (Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young) ~ US/CAN ONLY!”

  1. astromgren says:

    This looks like a great book for a classroom library!

  2. The cover is gorgeous and this book has a wonderful message for readers.

  3. ltecler says:

    I’d love to add this book to my school’s media center collection!

  4. What a cute book to learn about celebrate Filipino culture and traditions.

  5. the cover showing the girl doing her native dance is so cute!

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