Leila Sales

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Leila Sales was born in 1984 and grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in psychology in 2006. Now she lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works in the mostly glamorous world of children's book publishing. Leila spends most of her time thinking about sleeping, kittens, dance parties, and stories that she wants to write.


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Talking civic engagement with the Girl Scouts

My dad just reminded me that we’re in the thick of Girl Scout cookie season, which means that I should a) order a box of Thin Mints, and b) re-share this interview that I did with the Girl Scouts a couple years ago!

The impetus for this interview was that I’d just created and edited The Little Book of Little Activists, an adorable and empowering photo-illustrated book about real kids speaking up fo

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“Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don't know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn't you. That isn't you at all.”
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Shelley Thanks for accepting my friend request! I love your books! :)

-Shelley xx


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L Dear Leila,
Thank you so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. I am delighted to have won a copy of your novel " This Song will Save your Life" (through a first-read giveaway), and i really look forward to reading and reviewing it.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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Tara Thank you for accepting my friend request:)
Loved your book, Mostly Good Girls!


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