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Nyasha Williams Author

MANUSCRIPTS LOOKING FOR A HOME

Editors & Publishers,

WELCOME TO THE SOLUTION TO YOUR MANUSCRIPT WISHLIST.

Contact my agent, Lary Rosenblatt, at 22MediaWorks (lary@22mediaworks.com ) to view any of the following manuscripts:

TOPIC: SUMMER FRUIT

Children's/Picture Book

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: FOODIE FAIRYTALES

YA

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: GARDEN TO TABLE

Children's/Picture Book

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: TAKE UP SPACE

Children's/Picture Book

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.

TITLE: SEASONS

Children's/Picture Book

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.

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