She Dares You

Los Angeles Times - - PARADE -

Born with a rare ge­netic con­di­tion, Lizzie Ve­lasquez was 17 when she clicked on a YouTube video called “World’s Ugli­est Woman,” only to dis­cover the clip was about her. Dev­as­tated but de­ter­mined to fight back, she cre­ated one of the most pop­u­lar YouTube chan­nels ever, be­came a mo­ti­va­tional speaker and started writ­ing. Her fourth book, Dare to Be Kind (Ha­chette Books), uses her own story to teach oth­ers the power of con­fi­dence and com­pas­sion. Avail­able June 6.

$22, book­stores and on­line. Visit Pa­rade.com/lizzie to find out how a school as­sem­bly set Ve­lasquez’s speak­ing ca­reer in mo­tion.

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