Shawna is an eight-year-old girl who is smart, loves to read and does well in school. But Shawna is terribly, terribly shy, so she has trouble being confident and making friends -- until she meets a lady in shimmering white who teaches her to see her special gifts and love herself. In other words, she teaches Shawna to sparkle. The book was written by a veteran teacher who wants children to recognize their unique gifts and learn to love themselves, thus building their self-esteem. The book is published in Dyslexie font and designed to make it easier to read for dyslexic learners.