In Memory of Roya: "Princess Gallantra"

What a wonderful tribute from a friend to beautiful Hoboken mom, Roya Movafegh. Roya was diagnosed with peripheral T-cell lymphoma and passed away in May, 2015. Thank you so much for bringing Roya's story to life, friend and illustrator Lyle Hysen.

Here is how you can purchase "Princess Gallantra"-  ALL profits will go to charity, Global Kids (,  an organization whose work is a perfect fit to honor Roya's memory. 

The book is available in ebook, paperback, and hardcover at ( - just search for it via "Lyle Hysen") as well as for sale in Hoboken at “Little City Books".

If you don’t want to buy the book, but would like to to make a donation to Global Kids, please mark on the check that it's in memory of Roya Movafegh.

GA has read "Princess Gallantra," and it is lovely.

GA NOTE: Wouldn't it be lovely to have Roya's empowering story, "Princess Gallanta" in every school library in Hoboken: district, charter, private?  Copies could also go to the Jubilee Center, and daycares.

 Folks, if you can buy one book or dozens, have them shipped to me- I will take it from there. 

You can remain anonymous, or not:

Thank you!


  1. I look forward to reading this to my daughter.

  2. I remember seeing her around and exchanging smiles. So sorry to hear this news.

  3. FYI: you can get the book on line at and save 30% through November 26 with the code TURKEY30
    Thanks for the support!


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