Flight attendant pens children’s book about airplane safety and good manners –
During a book signings across the U.S. author and flight attendant M.L. Murray introduced travelers to her new children’s book, Plane Manners. A beautifully illustrated, delightful story that features a cast of zoo animals each conveying good manners and tips on airplane safety is a little book with a big heart and a lofty goal. Volunteers needed to join book-signings in the following cities:
Available in Heritage bookstores located in 12 U.S. airports, Plane Manners ($14.95) was written by a veteran flight attendant who has seen first-hand how rewarding it is for children who travel that have displayed good manners and how contagious it is to other passengers. M.L. Murray began her airline career flying for major international airlines in 1968. An active member of Airline Ambassadors International (AAI), Murray has pledged to donate $1.00 from the purchase of every Plane Manners book to AAI’s efforts to deliver humanitarian assistance, escort children in need of medical care and advocate and educate for children protection – particularly human trafficking in children, a global epidemic.
“My wish is every adult will read Plane Manners to their child before they fly and both will be reminded how important ‘plane manners’ and child safety are wherever your flight takes you,” said M.L. Murray during the first of 18 book signings she’ll participate in across the country. “Equally important to me is raising awareness around the prevention of human trafficking, particularly the trafficking of children. Child safety takes many forms and as flight attendants, we have a unique opportunity to observe warning signals among travelers and report suspicious activity to the authorities. My hope is to raise significant funds from the sale of Plane Manners to enhance the training and education efforts led by Airline Ambassadors International. We can help rescue a child’s life by ensuring every flight attendant is aware of human trafficking warning signs and takes action to stop this crime.” Click HERE for Radio Interview with Travel Talk Media
“Plane Manners” a Children’s Book with Lofty Goals
The book’s inflight adventure features a number of unlikely travel companions who practice good manners in spite of close quarters and unique cabin mates. Kids experience good plane etiquette and safety lessons through memorable characters like paparazzi-hounded celebrity Zoe the Zebra, too-tall Geoffrey the Giraffe, and the well-manned Michael the Chimp Gentleman. Plane Manners is first in a series of books to teach children good manners in every life situation.
Illustrated by Paul Tuller with rhyming by Nancy Huether, Plane Manners is available for bulk purchase at a discounted price, visit www.magicmomentbooks.com for details. Book signings before the Christmas holidays include: Washington National, New York, Dallas, Washington Dulles, Baltimore, Detroit, Atlanta, Orange County, Philadelphia, and Fort Myers airports.
Approximately 18,000 persons are trafficked into the United States from over 50 countries every year. Over 300,000 children are trafficked within the United States annually. U.S. children are trafficked to large urban centers such as Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles, as well as to tourism destinations including Las Vegas and Florida. The American girls and women that are trafficked come from big cities and small towns. They come from affluent, middle class, and lower income families and from many ethnic backgrounds and recruited from malls, schools, youth centers, theme parks, neighborhoods, and online.
– Human Trafficking is a $32 billion industry annually for organized crime
– Each year over 2 million women and children are sold into slavery and within the U.S. over 300,000 annually
– Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, second only to the drug trade
– The money from this illicit industry fuels organized crime and terrorist networks worldwide
– Victims of sex trafficking can be girls or boys, women and men