Posted by: nancyisanders | March 12, 2012

Welcome to My Virtual Book Tour!

Image from the book, D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet

People often ask me if I have a favorite book of all the ones I’ve written. That’s always a tough one! My favorite is usually the one I’m working on. But over the years, I have several favorites and the one that always rises to the top is my book, D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet.

I want every school, every library, every parent, every kid and every AMERICAN to read this book. Why? Because it tells the story of our nation and the people who helped build it. It’s a story not many have heard before, a story about inspirational heroes and amazing men and women.

To help spread the word about my book, this week here on my blog I’m hosting a Virtual Book Tour! That means that my book will be touring through cyberspace on other people’s blogs so their readers can learn more about it, too.

The first stop on my Virtual Book Tour is at Irene Roth’s blog, Inspiring Books and Products for Kids. Hop on over there and discover why I like to be a writer and how I got the idea for this book.

I also want to invite you to join a fun contest here on my blog. I’m offering a prize that every book lover will love: a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble! You can use this at your local store, for an online purchase, or on your Nook!

Just recommend my contest on Facebook today, then come right back here today to post a comment here on my blog to let me know you did this. You can post your own recommendation or copy and paste the following:

Learn about a great kid’s book and join the contest to win a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Contest taking place at!

When you post your comment here on my blog today, I’ll put your name in a hat. Throughout the upcoming week, you’ll have even more opportunities to help spread the word about my book and get your name in the hat again and again to help increase your chances of winning. And then next Monday, here on my blog, I’ll post the name of the winner of the $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble. It could be you!!!!!

(Note: Just in case you don’t have Facebook, you can “like” my post here by clicking the “like” button below. Then post a comment telling me what you did! I’ll add your name to the hat.)


  1. We own “D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet” and its a marvelous story! We love to share it with our friends and family. Smiles!!

  2. Hi Ms Sanders 🙂

    What a great contest. 🙂 Wishing you great success with your books. I’ve commented here, and mentioned your contest on Facebook.

    🙂 Abby

  3. I just posted on Facebook, Nancy. This is such a wonderful book! It’s the one I gave to my great niece to celebrate her adoption.


  4. Wahoo! You’re all the first ones to make it into the “hat”! Thanks for helping to spread the word about my book. And thanks for the kudos, too. It’s great to know you’re already enjoying D is for Drinking Gourd. Hugs to each of you, and see you back here tomorrow!

  5. Nancy, because I had computer woes until yesterday, I am posting my comment today.

    What a great book! You are such a gifted writer!

    Take care,

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