Dawn Charleston-Green, Author

Dawn Charleston-Green, award-winning author of Heeeyy Dandelion!, is a wife and mother, as well as teacher, life blogger, self-published author, publishing consultant, book strategist and speaker. Dawn taught high school English in the Louisiana Public School System, and also served as a Guidance Counselor.

In addition to her work in education, Dawn served as a Director in Child Advocacy, acting in the best interest of abused and neglected children in the foster care system; ensuring their physical, emotional, and educational well-being.

Dawn and her husband, Leon, are both United States Army Veterans, partners in ministry and have a blended family of 5 adult children, and one adopted daughter. She uses her life experiences, coupled with her Christian faith, to provide valuable content and conversations for women, children, and families.

Dawn is also the founder, creator, and CEO of Dawn of New Day 365, LLC. The DND365 movement focuses on women journeying through everyday life –the good, the bad, the ugly, and the unexpected: overcoming with TRUTH and TRANSPARENCY, in a way that leads to TRANSFORMATION.

Dawn is a graduate of Northwestern State University of Louisiana where she received a Bachelor's of Art in English in 1996, a Master's of Education in Counseling in 2003, and is 12 hours shy of a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Dawn is a 30 year member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

In addition to the "Heeeyy Dandelion Collection" Dawn Charleston-Green is also the author of the award-winning 5-Day Morning C.O.F.F.E.E. Devotion - a devotion written to help women develop and deepen their Christian faith; New Day of G.R.A.C.E. - a 21-day devotional written with the intent of helping women facing the difficulties of starting over after a setback, loss, or disappointment; and she is the co-author and publisher of 2023 award-winning children's book Rudy the Smart Kid which celebrates confidence and giftedness in black and brown boys.  

To find more of Dawn’s writings go to www.dawnofanewday365.com. Join the Dawn of a New Day 365 Women’s Facebook Group; or follow at Dawn of a New Day 365 on all social media platforms.

Dawn Charleston-Green is a native of Mansfield, LA; currently residing in Grovetown, GA.

2023 Golden Wizard Book Prize

Heeeyy Dandelion, along with both Mind Your Manners, and Rudy the Smart Kid were each recognized as 2023 Golden Wizard Book Prize Winners.

The Golden Wizard Book Prize is the world's most prestigious children's book awards program that recognizes only the best children's literature. It is an opportunity for authors to receive recognition for their magical work! It's a stamp of approval that proves you've met our exceedingly high standards and produced an outstanding children's book that will be read over and over again.

Certified Lexile® Partner

DAWN OF A NEW DAY 365, LLC has recently partnered with MetaMetrics®, the developer of the Lexile® Framework for Reading, to include Lexile® text measures for our children’s books publications.

This new feature supports individualized learning by using recognized metrics to measure text complexity.

Now, you can find just the right books for your reading level using our Lexile® measures. This centralized database is available to 8000+ school districts, and our books have been assigned Lexile® measures, so both students and educators can find them easily.

  • Heeeyy Dandelion!  - Lexile® Level 710L - 3rd-4th Grade

  • Rudy the Smart Kid - Lexile® Level 780L - 3rd-4th Grade

By obtaining a certified Lexile® measure for a book or piece of text, readers can be connected with materials that are the right fit for their reading abilities.

We’re excited for this opportunity and expansion.

2022 Best Book Awards

American Book Fest announced the winners and finalists of The 2022 Best Book Awards. Author, Dawn Charleston-Green, was among the over 400 winners and finalists announced in over 90 categories. Awards were presented for titles published between 2020-2022.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest said this year’s contest yielded thousands of entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape from major publishers like HarperCollins, McGraw Hill, and Penguin Random House, to hundreds of Independent Publishers.

Author, Army Veteran, and Grovetown Resident, Dawn Charleston-Green has been honored as a 2022 Best Book Finalist in the following categories:

Religion - Christianity and Religion - General for the title: The 5-Day Morning COFFEE Devotion -- a daily devotional written to provide both a message and a method to help Christian women develop or deepen their faith walk.

Charleston-Green also was recognized in the categories of Children’s Educational; Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit; and Children’s Non-Fiction for the title: Heeeyy Dandelion! - a children’s book which gently addresses childhood self-esteem, honesty, and family belonging.

Connect with the Author

If you’d like Dawn to speak to your class, organization, workshop or event, send all requests by email to: info@dawnofanewday365.com

Discover Your Dawn of a New Day

Dawn is taking the charge to meet women where they are; creating a safe space that offers inspiration, encouragement, support, and resources.  The DND365 platform allows women to connect and have conversations on topics unique to the female experience.  

Through articles and other creative content, Dawn shares her own personal testimonies, as well as those of others; so that women know they are not alone in their experiences or struggles.

For a glimpse into the content and products Dawn provides, click on the links below and check out the 5-Day Morning C.O.F.F.E.E. Devotional; the blog that inspired Heeeyy Dandelion, and her most popular blog on Pinterest, Happily Ever After.

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