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Tips from an Underage Overachiever
Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 176
Themes: Fundraising, fulfilling your potential
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Oct/2008
Lexile Level: 940
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Fundraising wunderkind Bilaal Rajan shares his tips for effective fundraising, using examples from his own amazing life to show how it can be done—and how you can have fun doing it. The second part of the book is a section entitled Eight Principles to Maximize Your Full Potential, which includes exercises to help you identify and attain your dreams.

CM Magazine
"[Bilaal] is humble, smart, hardworking, respectful and an example both to adults and children alike... although the book focuses on guiding youth in their fundraising efforts, adults could also learn much."
"With the ideas and advice [Bilaal] gives, almost any child could have similar achievements for a worthwhile cause - as long as it is one the child truly cares about."
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"This young Canadian is supremely committed to causes of world hunger and environment and to achieving all that he can be."
School Library Journal
"Clearly, Rajan is an exceptional teen and has much to offer the world."
"Part personal odyssey and part motivational guide,...this book's strength is its realistic approach to charitable work."
The Bookmark (BCTLA)
"Fundraising Bilaal's way is a creative and organized endeavour that will enable groups to promote team building and school spirit, all while making a positive difference to the lives of others. This book would be a valuable resource in any school library. Recommended."
Light of Consciousness magazine
"Remarkable and encouraging."
Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media
"Fundraising can be fun!? Any doubts young people might have about starting small and thinking big are set aside in this book by UNICEF Canada Child representative...The book reads as a motivational testament, with enough how-to help students embarking on service projects of their own. It could be useful in upper elementary, middle and high school business and social service units."