BOOK: I AFFIRM ME
May 4, 2021
a modern alphabet book of affirmations for children to inspire and remind them of their inner power, glow, and strength.
While this is the first children’s book I ever wrote, it is the second I have had illustrated and published. My goal in designing the book was to create an alphabet book of affirmations for children to inspire them and remind them of their inner power, glow, and strength. I wanted to create something that reassures them what we already know to be true. My inspiration came to me from running across the Back to School Vintage Alphabet, cue my ABC book.
“Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful, and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.” ~ Brooke Hampton
BOOK: WHAT'S THE COMMOTION IN THE OCEAN?
February 16, 2020
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 African American. 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.
ALLY BABY CAN: BE FEMINIST (ALLY BABY CAN, 1)
June 21, 2022
Ally Baby Can: Be Feminist models how young kids can stand up for women and nonbinary people in the fight against sexism and gender inequality.
Extensive back matter includes important guidelines for allyship, a kid-friendly reading list, and other helpful resources for baby and you.
It is never too early to learn about ways to change our world.
I started writing because, as a wife, I often think about our future additions to the family and what I want for them. What I want them to see and know about themselves. I need them to know who they are before anybody tells them who they are.
ALLY BABY CAN: BE AN ECO-ACTIVIST (ALLY BABY CAN, 2)
ALLY BABY CAN: BE ANTIRACIST
ALLY BABY CAN: BE AN LGBTQIA2S (QUEER) ALLY
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