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I Will Survive: A Children’s Picture Book

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Dino Fekaris and Frederick J. Perren’s disco hit sensation “I Will Survive”—popularized by Gloria Gaynor—comes to life as an empowering picture book featuring an alien princess living life on her own terms.

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What people are saying…

“Akashic Books’ LyricPop series is a collection of illustrated books for kids, interpreting the lyrics to songs from the history of popular music. They’re charming and impressive, playing just as much off the sound and rhythm of the songs themselves as they do the lyrical content.”
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I Will Survive puts a completely new spin on this classic song recorded by Gloria Gaynor in 1978.”
New York Journal of Books

Included in Publishers Weekly‘s Spring 2021 Children’s Announcements!


I Will Survive is the latest from LyricPop, a children’s picture book collection by LyricVerse and Akashic Books.

“I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
And I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll survive . . .”

I Will Survive is an empowering picture book based on Dino Fekaris and Frederick J. Perren’s #1 hit song. Gloria Gaynor’s recording in 1978 became her signature song and was a near-instant success, topping both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles chart. Considered one of the most important disco offerings ever and embraced by millions across the globe, it remains an anthem and inspiration for marginalized groups everywhere.

Kaitlyn Shea O’Connor’s imaginative illustrations set I Will Survive in a futuristic alien landscape where our heroine demonstrates her strength and resilience by striking out on her own to a boundless future. I Will Survive will inspire children to follow their dreams, while giving parents and grandparents everywhere a chance to show off some of their best disco moves.

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Published: 6/1/21
  • IBSN: 9781617759130
  • e-IBSN: 9781617759468


Dino Fekaris (song lyrics)

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Frederick J. Perren (song lyrics)

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KAITLYN SHEA O’CONNOR is an illustrator and designer hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. She combines traditional skills with digital media to create vibrant, whimsical worlds. She’s a rare hybrid of dog and cat lover, an avid whistler, and she enjoys exploring the great outdoors, trying new cheeses, and cozying up in a nook with a book. O’Connor illustrated the children’s picture books We Got the Beat, with song lyrics by Charlotte Caffey and (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay, with song lyrics by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper. I Will Survive is her latest picture book.

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