‘Dear Malala, We Stand With You’

Malala Cover

Last week’s announcement that Malala Yousafzai was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was particularly exciting for everyone here at WORZALLA, since we recently completed the printing and binding of a new book for Random House Children’s Books — Dear Malala, We Stand With You (by Rosemary McCarney and Plan Canada).

Watch for this title to be released October 28, 2014.

Malala Yousafzai was just 15 years old when she was shot by the Taliban in October of 2012 for campaigning on behalf of girls’ education in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. Her tragedy and survival has had the most amazing outcome — empowering girls around the world to raise up from poverty, violence and oppression and become a catalyst for change.

The United Nations declared July 12, 2013 (Malala’s sixteenth birthday) the first Malala Day, inviting 500 young people from around the world to the UN to “take over” for the day. As part of the celebration, young girls participated in a short film — in the form of their letters to Malala — sharing how important a symbol she was for them in their lives. This warm and powerful video was the basis for Dear Malala, We Stand With You.

In support of publication, Random House Children’s Books will make a donation to Plan International’s Because I am a Girl campaign, which aims to support millions of girls to get the education, skills and support they need to transform their lives and the world around them.

In Malala’s words, “One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first.”

To read more about Malala and the Nobel Peace Prize, check out this article in the New York Times.

Simply Put — A Spotlight on Family-Owned Wisconsin Businesses

Award-winning photographer Carl Corey recently visited WORZALLA for a press OK on his new book, For Love and Money, Portraits of Wisconsin Family Businesses, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Carl Corey - For Love and Money - Front Cover

Carl Corey’s For Love and Money

For Love and Money showcases Wisconsin family-owned businesses in existence for fifty years or longer.  Through his lens and his talent, Mr. Corey provides indelible glimpses of an increasingly endangered way of life.

The Forward, by Michael Perry, states, “These are people who know what it is to be in charge of the inventory and the broom.”  He finishes with: “Look at the logger again, his leather coat so worn to his work that it has taken on wrinkles and a posture of its own, not unlike the hide of a rhino.  There is something in that coat and something in that logger’s eyes that say, yes, I know there are better ways to survive, but this is my way, and furthermore:  define better.”

WORZALLA is an independent, employee-owned, mid-size book manufacturer doing business in Stevens Point, Wisconsin since 1892 – the first 100 years as a family-owned business, the past 27 as an employee-owned business.  We can identify with the folks in these photos, and we are proud to be the manufacturer of this book.

While visiting our facility, Mr. Corey took photos of WORZALLA associates for possible inclusion in another project he is working on.   Blue – A Portrait of the American Worker, is a collection of photos spotlighting the American hourly worker.  Mr. Corey has photographed workers from all walks of life.  We were thrilled to participate, and hope to see some of our associates featured in the final product, and of course, we hope to have the honor of manufacturing Blue when it is ready to go to press.

To learn more about Carl Corey and Blue, visit his website!

Jeanne Trebatowski, Aster Sewer Operator at WORZALLA.

Jeanie Trebatoski, Aster Sewer Operator at WORZALLA. This photo is part of Carl Corey’s collection, “Blue – A Portrait of the American Worker.”

For Love and Money will soon be available for purchase through the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Where Do You Find Love? Find It In Everything

Actress Drew Barrymore celebrated the release of her new book, Find It In Everything, on January 14.  The book is published by Little Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, and manufactured at WORZALLA, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Drew Barrymore - Find It In Everything

Things are looking up!  Source: Jason Kempin/Getty Images North America

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Go ahead! Look inside to see the world from the beautiful, loving  perspective of Drew Barrymore!

A Commitment to Creating Jobs in America

Dining at the White House-From the President's Table to Yours

WORZALLA sales representative Rick Hanaway received a holiday newsletter from our customer, LifeReloaded Specialty Publishing in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Their title, Dining at the White House – From the President’s Table to Yours by Chef John Moeller, was printed and bound at WORZALLA.

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LifeReloaded creates jobs in America by only printing in the USA, something that we heartily applaud at 100% employee-owned WORZALLA of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA! Check out their article — Creating Jobs in America — featuring photos of the WORZALLA facility.

Excerpts From The LifeReloaded Newsletter –

Dining at the White House-From the President’s Table to Yours was launched on September 24, 2013.   The response has been overwhelmingly positive. In early December it reached  #1 best seller in category on Amazon. A second printing arrived in the warehouse this week.

Dining At The White House Amazon Best Seller
Recipes
The recipe section is particularly popular. Each recipe is one that Chef John personally created and served at the White House. In each case, the recipe is accompanied by the menu card which shows when and to whom this meal was served.  Many people have told LifeReloaded that they are planning to recreate the 2004 White House Holiday dinner for their own families and friends this season.

Dining At The White House Recipes
Creating Jobs In AmericaCreating Jobs In America –
Every project at LifeReloaded Specialty Publishing is an All American Production, and has been since our beginning in 2004. This includes the creation of eBooks and printing of traditional books.

We work with a network of associates across the country who provide services for editing, design, web services, graphics and artwork, printing, photography, shipping and warehousing etc.

The production of just this one book-Dining At The White House-created more than one full year of paid jobs for our associates.

It’s more than a book . . . it’s YOUR book. Come to a printer who understands.
WORZALLA

Sophia the First at Worzalla

Disney has inspired generations of adolescents to dream big and to believe in themselves through their timeless fairy tale adaptations such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.  They are continuing to inspire generations with their newest addition to their well-known princess succession: Sofia.Sofia_the_First

Sofia the First was a hit from the start when the series aired January 11th, 2013 (following a pilot episode which aired November 18th, 2012) .  It follows Sofia’s adventures in learning how to truly be a princess on the inside, and not just looking like one on the outside, after she suddenly finds herself a part of the royal family of Enchancia when her mother marries King Roland the Second.

The stories of Sophia’s lessons in generosity, honesty, loyalty, and other morals have since seeped from the television screen to the page, making her story available to every child, whether they’ve watched the show or were told about it by a friend.

Worzalla was excited to bring the new princess’ books to our printing floor.  Printing stories that inspire imagination while teaching the morals that make every princess (or prince) a royal treasure is an opportunity we value.  Sofia’s story is one we are proud to help share.

Related articles:  Disney Junior  or, Sofia the First goes Hollywood!

Find Sophia the First at the Disney Store or Target.

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