International star Lea Salonga chose ICanServe Foundation as a beneficiary for a portion of the net proceeds of the book, Princess Lea. The multi-award winning theater and movie actress has been an ICanServe advocate since 2007.
Published by Dream Big Books, written by Town&Country editor-in-chief Yvette Fernandez, and illustrated by Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan member Nicole Lim, Princess Lea is a 24-page children’s book that tells about the highlights of Salonga’s career, which began at the age of six when she auditioned for a role in The King and I.
The book was launched on Sunday, November 17, at the National Bookstore branch in Glorietta 1. Queues formed as early as 1:30 p.m. and stayed long past 5 p.m.
Salonga’s daughter Nicole read two pages from the book in a program hosted by Issa Litton. Also in attendance was Salonga’s mother, Ligaya.
Dream Big Books is an imprint Summit Books led by Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng.
Princess Lea is available in all National Bookstore branches.
Full house at National Bookstore as early as 1:30 p.m.
ICanServe volunteer Carla Paras-Sison with Princess Lea writer Yvette Fernandez
Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, head of Summit Books
Issa Litton hosted the program
Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng present Lea Salonga with a framed Princess Lea book cover