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TOPIC: SUMMER FRUIT
Two Black girls, one African American and one South African reminisce about summer with their respective grandparents/grandma. The two children mirror each other in their strong connections to a fruit that represents summer for them and the desserts they prepare with their grandparent(s) during each summer visit.
TOPIC: IL FAIT BEAU
The story carries the five senses of summer in the city. My husband has talked of his favorite summer memories of living in Baltimore City and this story came to life through his nostalgia.
All spaces have their own personalities and energy they carry based on the numbers they have been given. This book focuses on houses and the different vibes and things to be aware of based on the numerology of one’s living space.
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TOPIC: TIME TO EAT
Enjoy meals throughout the day with multiple different families who dine using their hands. Learn etiquette around using your hands while eating and the names of dishes eaten by different cultures without a fork, knife, or spoon. In re-connecting with my roots and my Ancestors, I have heard the call to indulge in food the way that my Ancestors did and many cultures continue to do today.
TOPIC: FOODIE FAIRYTALES
Foodie Fairytales is a collection of fifteen deconstructed, reimagined, and decolonized fairy tales centered around dishes worldwide. This work is crafted with love by myself and two other Black women authors of the Black diaspora who love food, want to see more diverse representation within and apart from our own communities and storytelling from a decolonized lens. Think High on the Hog meets Fairy Tales for Workers Children. Each story is inspired and connected by food, folklore, magic, and fairy tales around the world. The collection's series arc addresses scarcity to an abundance mindset. This project was created to disrupt traditional fairy tales that uphold capitalism, patriarchy, and colonization that cause harm to already marginalized populations.
TOPIC: SWIMMING SAFETY
This book is written to help BIPOC communities re-embrace water and swimming. Through attempted cultural erasure and racist insinuations and systems BIPOCs were not welcomed and barred from leisure & outdoor spaces and are still working on being seen in those spaces today. This has caused a gap in skills created in these sports and activities for BIPOC communities. While drowning is one of the leading causes of unintentional injury related death for children ages one to nineteen in the United States, Black children are six times more likely to drown than their white counterparts. In writing this book, my hope is for safety to be increased as Black children move into water leisure spaces and for BIPOCs to hear the call to swim and know that it is an element in which they can heal and flourish too.
TOPIC: GARDEN TO TABLE
A little boy learns about ecosystems and how he is a part of them, specifically, his role in his family growing their own food. The main character is a Black boy, and this is important because while literature and media are becoming more diverse, male stories and protagonists are still lacking.
TOPIC: ONCE UPON A KWANZAA
Kwanzaa is a holiday steeped in ancestral traditions and magic collected over the generations of people across the Black Diaspora. Once Upon a Kwanzaa introduces communities of all colors to the interwoven history and lived experiences connected to this time of year where families and loved ones gather to celebrate, share, and reimagine the past, present, and future.
TOPIC: TAKE UP SPACE
You Deserve To Take Up Space is rooted in reminding kids that they are welcome to be their whole and authentic selves in the world in any capacity. While you might not always be a priority to others, you must prioritize yourself. Black and brown children need to know they do not have to shrink themselves to fit in but live boldly. There are spaces and activities that BIPOC communities have been excluded from, and if they choose to enter those spaces, they have to mold themselves into meeting standards grounded in oppressive systems. This book aims at reclaiming ourselves, our voices, our dreams, and our passions. We deserve to take up space.
TOPIC: MORE THAN ENOUGH
This book exists to break the idea of scarcity mindset. Salama is a talented young man, but he doubts his skill and worries that another person succeeding will take away his chances at success. At culinary camp, he learns that there is more than enough to go around and realizes the jubilation that comes with collaboration. Salama learns to see those around him as companions rather than competitors.
Siyanda is part of a very active and adventurous friendship group that is regularly hosting events to experience new things together. Siyanda receives invitations to all the events throughout the year but Siyanda struggles to participate because she doesn’t want to get dirty. Eventually, she decides to set boundaries around her outfits with her parents so that she is able to participate in all of the fun.
TOPIC: JUST LIKE THE MOON
Children's/Picture Book [Bedtime/Lullaby Book]
Inspired by Yemaya, the book is a bedtime lullaby affirming children in relation to the magic of themselves and the moon. Yemaya reminds us to take care of our bodies and energy.
TOPIC: WHERE'S KOKETSO?
Do you know where Koketso is? Explore multiple locations searching for Koketso and other hidden items. Have fun looking for Koketso in this BIPOC-centered search and find book.
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TOPIC: OPEN WHEN
POETRY/MOTIVATIONAL SELF-HELP/PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION SELF-HELP
Open When is a love letter to the world. I wanted to capture hope for others from woman of very different walks of life. Healing is not a linear process or journey and Open When is there for when you need some encouragement through the bumps and shadow work.
TOPIC: WHIMSICAL WILLOW
Willow is a young artist with a magical ability to draw her creations to life. She has a whimsical imagination that brings fantasy to life through rhyme. From Merfolk to Elves, Willow goes on escapades together.
I wrote the book rooted in my love for magic and fantasy. I wrote Whimsical Willow in the hopes that other BIPOC kids will see themselves in stories beyond historical and tales of woes. I want all kids to see and honor the dreams and fantasies of BIPOC children and see them as valid.
Indigo has been having a tough time coming up with words that describe what she has been seeing or feeling. Her best friend Basil decides to help. The two go on adventures worldwide in their plane, Horizon, on a mission to find words to meet the description that Indigo is searching.
THANK YOU ALLIES
This book is the author’s love letter to the allies who are doing the work. She has heard the call to write a book to thank the allies who are fighting for equitable, sustainable, and anti-racist systems and world. And are not expecting any accolades for staying in the deep end. We see you and thank you.