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  • Open the Door
SKU: 9781645380894

Open the Door


Open the Door

Written by S.K. Stansell

Illustrated by Jayden Ellsworth


Children's | Girl Power

34 pages

ISBN: 9781645380894

For ages: 0-8



Girls who dream are unstoppable!


Readers will come away from reading Open the Door with encouraging thoughts and empowering ideas about what the future can bring for any girl!  Dream big, and know that you can grow up to be a fire chief, a mayor, an astronaut, or anything else you choose to be! Girl power!



Empowering and encouraging girls, especially to cultivate an interest in the public safety profession, has always been a passion which motivated Sandy Stansell in writing Open the Door. Since the start of her career, she has done whatever she could to change the mindset that these careers are better suited for boys! Sandy has spent numerous hours out in the community speaking to children, parents, and community leaders about her profession and the importance of both girls and boys setting goals toward a career path in public safety. Another motivation for writing this book has been her deep love for her granddaughters and the hopes and dreams she carries in her heart for all three. Sandy hopes that Open the Door will stimulate conversation about the many opportunities that await the reader if she dares to dream. Open the Door isn't about any one career, it's about being unstoppable in pursuit of whatever career or goal the reader chooses. 


Sandy enjoys spending time at the lake with her family, especially her seven grandchildren. Writing has  been a passion of hers for so many years, but only since her retirement has she been able to pursue and accomplish this dream. Although retired from her career in public safety, she continues to serve as a 9-1-1 Project Manager and Consultant, working on the installation of a new phone system that will enhance 9-1-1 technology for northern Illinois.



“A beautifully illustrated picture book that encourages girls to follow their dreams and overcome gender barriers through empowering affirmations of their unlimited potential.” -Holly Lyman, EdS, Elementary Administrator


Open the Door is filled with colorful pages and encouraging words that spark the thoughts and dreams of any girl who picks it up!” -Marissa Ebert, MSEd, LCPC, Child & Family Counselor


Please contact Shannon Ishizaki for wholesale pricing options:

shannon@orangehatpublishing | 414-212-5477

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