One man's trash is another man's music: THINK … Before You Throw It Away

think before you throw it awayFORT WORTH, Texas – One man's trash is another man's treasure, but have you ever thought that it could also be someone's music?  If you've ever seen a Vocal Trash performance you know this to be true.  Using clever one-of-a-kind upcycled instruments, their music-with-a-message inspires audiences to step-up their recycling efforts. Vocal Trash's lead singer, Kelsey Rae, has taken this a step further in her new children's book, THINK … Before You Throw It Away.

In THINK … Before You Throw It Away, we meet Claire.  Claire is a 10-year-old girl who finds adventure in the most unlikely place … a city landfill.  With the help from her new and unusual friends, she soon discovers the importance of saving our planet by making better choices.  Thanks to Claire's new musical group Vocal Trash, we all learn to reuse, recycle and ultimately THINK before you throw it away.  

"The story allows us to imagine a world where the things we love can live forever through recycling and upcycling,” says Kelsey Rae.  "By making better choices, we can make a positive impact on our environment.”

THINK … Before You Throw It Away is synergistic of the whimsical rhymes of Dr. Seuss and while it is written for children, it can certainly be enjoyed by people of all ages.  

THINK … Before You Throw It Away by Kelsey Rae Shaw
Available at
ISBN-10: 0989276805
ISBN-13: 978-0989276801
Children's book (Ages: up to 12 years)

Kelsey Rae has been entertaining audiences since she was 5 years old when she was the spunky orphan, Molly, in the Tony Award-winning musical, Annie.  Since then, she's starred in more than 30 stage productions and was even offered a spot on the beloved Mickey Mouse Club the year that Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears debuted on the show.  Instead, she opted to take a role in Gypsy and followed her dreams to Broadway.  Nowadays, Kelsey is lead singer and choreographer for Vocal Trash and author of a new book, THINK … Before You Throw It Away.