Heartwarming Children's Book Affirms the Power of Friendship

Sonya Thompson’s Characters Will Educate and Inspire Young Readers


Alpharetta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/10/2019 -- Educator and humanitarian Sonya Thompson, author of the short story collection Chicago: A Journey Through Life, has entered the world of children's literature with Rubi's Best Friend, a story that will delight young readers with its educational and uplifting message. Sonya has been an Early Intervention Specialist (EIS) with the Georgia Parent Infant Network of Educational Services (GA PINES) for over thirty years and has dedicated her life to Christian ministry and teaching students with special needs in several Georgia School Systems. Her passion for teaching and entertaining children finds a home in her debut children's book, Rubi's Best Friend.

Rubi's Best Friend begins when the military father of seven-year-old Rubi is stationed in Germany, a new and unfamiliar place for her family. Rubi quickly finds a friend in Peter, and thanks to him, she not only learns about German language and culture, but also gains a lifelong friend with a bond that transcends distance and difference. Their friendship persists even after Rubi returns to the United States, showing how modern technology and travel can be used to foster connections between people.

Sonya's book will illustrate to young readers the power of friendship to make an unfamiliar place feel warm and exciting and the beauty of sharing one's culture with a special and unexpected friend. Rubi's Best Friend reflects Sonya's dedication to teaching and nurturing children and encouraging a desire to learn about other people. Parents will no doubt welcome the opportunity to share this story of friendship and adventure with their children, opening the door to teaching their young ones about other languages, cultures, and interpersonal relationships. Readers of all ages are sure to find Rubi's Best Friend heartwarming and entertaining.

Rubi's Best Friend is available now on Amazon and The eBook is available on Amazon,, and Apple iBooks.