Free Book Friday: Valentine’s Body Language Edition!

Congratulations to Jodi Meadows (@jodimeadows)! You are the winner of The Other Way Around by Sashi Kaufman! Please send us a DM on Twitter or an email to with the subject line “Free Book Friday” and tell us your mailing addresses so we can get your book in the mail.

Love is in the air today! But is there an easy way to tell if the person you’ve had your eye on feels the same way about you? You can learn everything you need to know about body language in Donna M. Jackson’s new book Every Body’s Talking: What We Say Without Words!

Are you nervous about your presentation at school tomorrow? Or about going onstage for the school play? What about trying out for the baseball team? Try standing like a superhero for a few seconds before you start. Research shows that standing like a hero makes you feel—and act—like one! 

Humans use words to communicate, but we also use our bodies to send messages. We may shrug our shoulders to show we don’t care, or open our eyes wide in surprise, or give the thumbs up to show we approve of something. But did you know that giving the thumbs up in Greece is pretty rude? Or that nodding your head—which means “yes” in the United States and Canada—actually means “no” in the European countries of Albania and Bulgaria? 

Every Body’s Talking explores the complexities of body language. Discover what is really being expressed when people stand, sit, or move in certain ways and learn how you can use your body and facial expressions to communicate more effectively in a variety of situations.

If you’d like to win Every Body’s Talking: What We Say Without Words please leave a comment on this post (including your name), or Tweet this line: Free Book Friday: Valentine’s Body Language Edition! RT to win EVERY BODY’s TALKING from @LernerBooks. #freebooks”

We’ll announce the winner on Friday, February 21 so be sure to come back to the Lerner blog to see if you’ve won!

Good luck!