“If someone must step up and stand for what’s true, you might just see that it IS up to you."

It Is Up To You is a love letter filled with inspirational guidance for children. It celebrates a comprehensive collection of character traits that parents seek to instill in their children: being truthful, brave, courageous, patient, self confident, and compassionate. Written in rhyme, the story conveys that choices in life are often difficult and challenges must be met head-on.

Author Julie Golsteyn was inspired by real-life events when the weakness of others threw her family into a world of turmoil. Having experienced firsthand such upheaval, she sincerely treasures the strength of those who stand up for truth and make miracles happen. This book teaches young readers the importance of honor and integrity, even when it may be easier to just go along with the crowd.