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SUMMER LOVIN' & Be the Star You Are!
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BE THE STAR YOU ARE®! is a 501 c3 charity dedicated to empowering women, families, and youth through improved literacy and increased positive media.  BE THE STAR YOU ARE®! has no religious or political agendas or affiliations.

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The word "charity" comes from the French word "cher," to hold dear.   The greatest charity is to hold life dear.   Alan Cohen


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than flesh and bone.”  Take a suspenseful, thought provoking trip into the strange and surreal with ‘Oddities & Entities’, by Roland Allnach.  Roland’s critically acclaimed debut, ‘Remnant’, was a finalist in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards.  Both titles available now at Amazon (and Kindle), Barnes & Noble (and Nook).  Excerpts, reviews, and author’s insight await at


Listen to a fascinating interview with Roland Allnach on Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!®


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We thank our Sponsors for Moraga Faire

Joe at Orinda Auto Detail: 

Keigan Productions

Minuteman Press

Thanks to Wendy Wagoner, host of Positive Power Chat, for listing Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® as a top radio program of positivity.

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Be the Star You Are!® has numerous volunteer opportunities for community service and court appointed hours. Check out

Volunteer Match

Volunteer Center of the East Bay

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Several of our teens writers have been published in Teen Scene

READ more creative writing from our volunteers
Congrats all!


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Be the Star You Are!® is supported 100% by your donations.

*Donate $25, $50, $100  more

*Help in other ways

*Buy books at Amazon

*Shop until your Drop

*Shop at EBAY



Thanks for supporting literacy projects and our positive programming on the radio!

To be a leader, you must be a reader!

Read, lead, succeed

Be the Star You Are!® 501c3

PO Box 376

Moraga, Ca. 94556



    brought to you by BE THE STAR YOU ARE® 

    PO Box 37

    Moraga, California 945456




Summer is here and I’m not sure the living is easy! Life seems to be moving at warp speed and every time I think “Ah, I have a minute to pause”, there are fifty more calls, emails, letters, or social networking obligations that I need to tend to. broken pipes in the garden, a barnyard that needs feeding, and family that deserves some loving.  Alan’s quote is a reminder that we have to appreciate every moment, cherish life, and most of all, give of the gift of time to ourselves.


With school out, it’s important to make sure our kids keep reading. Statistics indicate that to maintain reading and comprehension skills, children need to read a minimum of six books over the summer months. Be the Star You Are!® teen volunteers have reviewed hundreds of books to help parents, teachers, and librarians get an inside look on what appeals to youth. Check out where you’ll find books for every appetite.  Take your kids to your local library or bookstore and bring lots of books home that you can read as a family whether you are snuggled together on the couch, sitting around a bonfire, or traveling by plane.


I continue to read three to four books per week, partly because I’m interviewing the authors on my radio show  (Tune in, this is a great source for finding fascinating books) but mostly because books offer me the opportunity to escape the daily grind. If I’m not in my garden or barnyard, my head is buried in a book.


Our teen radio program, Express Yourself!™ is also featuring a number of best selling YA authors. Check us out.

We want to take this opportunity to thank YOU for making Be the Star You Are!® a TOP RATED CHARITY for 2012. This is the third year in a row that we have achieved this highest honor for a nonprofit. In 2012 we were awarded TWO badges-in arts for the quality of our radio broadcasting, and for women empowerment. 


I hope you take time to hold life dear this summer. And when you are feeling charitable, please remember Be the Star You Are!® with a donation. DONATE!

Read, lead, succeed…to be a leader you must be a reader.


Wishing you Summer Lovin'!

Cynthia Brian

Founder/Executive Director

PS: Be the Star You Are!® is nominated for a Classy Award.



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Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® airs Thursdays 3-4pm PT on World Talk Radio broadcasting to 219 countries. Cynthia Brian interviews authors in a variety of genres that will entertain and educate. In Health Matters Heather Brittany brings the latests tips and tricks to keep your body, mind, and soul in top form.

Listen live  

Everyone LOVES our program. Read all about it!

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Express Yourself!™ with our teen hosts and reporters airs every Tuesday at NOON PT/3pm ET on Voice America Kids   Our on-air STAR team from around the country bring guests and discussions to a global campus of young people. Youngjoo Ahn has been promoted to head host. Steven Zhou is teaching in China for two months but stays on as administrator and  occasional co-host. The STAR team include Courtney Cheng, Nicole Eubanks, Katelyn Eystad, Rachel Glass, Caie Kelley, Vivien Lee,  Ryan Sim, Jacqueline Tao, and Mason Wiindatt.

INTERESTED IN BEING A GUEST for any of our shows?


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booth 2In May, Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio took to the streets with live broadcasts and performances from the Moraga Faire. Steven Zhou, Vivien Lee, and Youngjoo Ahn hosted shows and interviewed children, teens, business people, and attendees. Vivien lit up the airwaves with her amazing voice, Steven played the guitar, and Youngjoo and Izzy offered homemade Artsy Gifts.

Great shows:

Listen to the LIVE Broadcasts: Teens Talk, the World Listens

 Live from the Faire  with the Vivien Lee singing New Direction song

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cynthia-booksWishing you a relaxing, joyous summer with family, friends, and fans.  Make sure to read at least six books. A book is like a garden in your pocket.

Thanks for supporting Be the Star You Are!® 

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