This week, we are thrilled to celebrate the release of I'll Never Change My Name, the powerful memoir by our friend Valentin Chmerkovskiy! In this special book, Val, best known as the world championship-winning and beloved Dancing With the Stars ballroom dancer, traces his life from his childhood in Odessa, Ukraine to his family's immigration to the United States, to his eventual rise to international stardom. This is an insightful and hopeful book that has something to offer all readers, whether or not they watch Dancing With the Stars.
Val not only has an incredible and uplifting story to share, but he is also a huge friend to libraries and librarians everywhere. He even came to the HarperCollins office to shoot a video for us, which we showed at our book buzz at ALA Midwinter 2018. We also got a group shot with him. Look how cute we are!
To celebrate the release of I'll Never Change My Name, we are giving away a copy of the book to the first 10 people to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations, Val!