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New Children’s Book Teaches How to Conquer Asthma and Be Unstoppable

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Asthma Is Not Stopping Me! is the newest release featuring Piper Lee in the award-winning Smarties Books Series. Emergency room physician’s assistant Tolya Thompson teaches that learning through laughter is the best way to instill a lifelong love of knowledge in children.

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Once limited by the wheezing and chest tightness of asthma, Piper Lee with the assistance her inner voice, MeMe tell a triumphant tale of controlling asthma and living life to its fullest.


Piper Lee’s message to all those with asthma is, “Never let asthma stop you from doing your thing! Enjoy life to the fullest!”


Through creative, rhyming text and eye‐popping illustrations, this message is delivered in a fun, engaging style.


You can run, jump, swim, snowboard, dance, become a mastermind and do anything in the world you want if you take control of asthma.


Piper and MeMe and discover how children with asthma can be unstoppable with the proper medication and lifestyle changes.


About the Author and Illustrator

 Tolya ThompsonTolya Thompson received a Bachelor’s of Science in Pre-Med Biology from Southern University A&M College in Louisiana, performed research at the University of Colorado in the Department of Dermatology, then moved to New York and graduated from Weill Medical College of Cornell University’s Physician Assistant Program. After receiving board certifications in medicine and surgery she interned at Ms. Magazine under the mentorship of the legendary Editor-in-Chief, Marcia Gillespie.


She works in the ER at the Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville, California. She established and directs the Fabulous Me Campaign to increase health literacy and bringing children and families to greater understanding of many health issues that impact children.

Illustrator Terence Gaylor has worked in London and New York City for the past thirty years as a professional illustrator. Terence got his start working on storyboards and cartoon illustration in London. After moving to NYC Terence joined an advertising agency and mastered package illustration for kids. His ambitions eventually moved him back to London where he developed expertise in 3D while creating the art and animation for online games specifically for gaming companies. Terence is skilled in Cheetah 3D, Cinema 4D, Maya, Photoshop, Flash and Illustrator.

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