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Ally Baby Can: Be Antiracist

(Ally Baby Can, 3)

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September 5, 2023

What's the Commotion in the Ocean? is a rhyming children's book reflecting on the current happenings in the ocean and what we can do to help.  Being a humanitarian is at the core of my being, and I am to live by the quote, "The true meaning of life is planting trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit." I wrote this book to address our impact as humans on the ocean and inspire change. 


A mermaid tells the story, and she is Black. It is inspired by my love of mermaids and fantasy lore. I have always wanted to be a mermaid, but it is hard to have or live out those dreams if you rarely see illustrations, images, or media that reflect this. The ability to see yourself in a book is a beautiful experience, one that I want for all children. It is currently a privilege, one readily available to some, but not all.

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