My Private Space


My Private Space

by Sabrina Kirkland (Author), Tiffany Smith (Illustrator)

When Mary Elizabeth moves into a pretty new house with her mommy and meets the man who will be her new dad, shes very excited. She has her own room with butterflies on the wall, new dolls and toys, and a closet full of new clothes and shoes. She feels like a princess!

But theres a dragon in the princesss new castle. Mary Elizabeths new daddy is not who he appears to be. He invades her personal space and touches her private place, which makes her cry and feel sad. Daddy says this is their secret and that she shouldnt tell or else the police will come and take him away. But Mommy said if anyone ever touched her in a way that made her feel uncomfortable or tried to hurt her, Mary Elizabeth should tell her. What should she do?

In this childrens story, when a little girl gets a new stepfather and he invades her personal space, she must decide whether to keep the secret or tell her mother the truth.


The caretaker or parent of every little girl, boy, girl scout, eagle, student, or artist needs to have this book! Bring this to a group were young kids gather, ask parents for permission and share the wisdom of the story. These are topics that most people shun away from, but the effects of not knowing can be everlasting. The book is a guide to enlighten our youth of boundaries and respect of their body, their own judgment, and their voice! Kudos to the author for having the strength for writing this story.

This book is phenomenal and very encouraging to young people who have been through the same thing but afraid to talk about it. i hope there will be a part 2 to this book, loved it!

This book is amazing! I bought it for my cousin and she loved it! Shout out to the author for creating an amazing book that can relate to the younger generation!


Mary Elizabeth S. Inu

Follow the story of Mary Elizabeth in My Private Space which follows a young girl’s sexual abuse and the results of speaking up and talking to her mom.


May B. Friese

May’s story opens up the dialogue around divorce and how it affects our children.


Jason G. Retriever

Book Number 2 follows the story of Jason who is abused by his baseball coach and how he learns to speak up and recover from abuse.


Lily S. Vallhund & Spark J. Russell

Lily’s story deals with bullying and teaching kids how to recover and grow beyond what others say and do to them. Spark, is the pet that loves the kids and teaches them how to love and recover from trauma.

Our Children are facing the hardest parts of life. Our books address them all and how to talk to your kids about:

  • Physical & Sexual Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Domestic Violence
  • Suicide
  • Deeper Conversations

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the next book be released?

The follow up to Mary Elizabeth’s story will be released later in 2021 and will follow the story of a young boy’s experience with abuse. This has been long requested since the release of My Private Space to help parents talk to their young boys about this important and tough topic.

How do I talk to my kids about these books?

A workbook is in the works to accompany My Private Space and will provide parents with the tools they need to keep their kids safe and create a dialogue that allows their children to open up. Sign up for our newsletter to be informed when this workbook is released.

What other books are planned?

Our children face many issues today including bullying, gun violence, dealing with divorce and abuse. Further books are being written to address these topics and more for our parents and children to be safe, prepared and know how to communicate with each other.