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Book Journey

Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center: My Visit to the First Black-Owned Bookstore in Harlem

I recently read that independently-owned bookstores are flourishing after nearly being ignored into extinction. I think that speaks to the heart, dedication, uniqueness, and passion of the owners who have fought to keep these much-needed parts of communities afloat. As I do a mini-book tour (the date referenced below has passed) in support of my […]

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The birth of the Louisville Book Festival 2020

They say it “takes a village” when it comes to raising kids and I couldn’t agree more. I also think this philosophy rings true when it comes to promoting a love of literacy with the next generation. Getting books into the hands of young readers is among the dozens of reasons why I founded The […]

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A Love of Christmas Inspires a Much-Needed Picture Book

My family LOVES Christmas. We are very blessed. We have Christmas trees with different themes in different areas of our home. I have a Candy Land tree and trains and a little village- the whole deal. I love it all. Mostly I love all of the feelings associated with Christmas. I love it even more […]

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When Love is Spelled T-I-M-E | My Dad’s Job

It was Toni Morrison who said, “If there’s a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” That quote perfectly sums up the reason I wrote the diverse picture book, My Dad’s Job, in 2016. My Dad’s Job shares a powerful message about the value of parenting […]

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If A Caterpillar Can Fly, Why Can’t I? | Why Journaling is a Great Tool for Kids 

If A Caterpillar Can Fly, Why Can’t I? is a very special book. ALL of my books are *special*…but this one holds a very special place in my heart. When I created If A Caterpillar Can Fly, Why Can’t I?, I knew I wanted the end result to be something to be 50% coloring book, […]

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Sun, Sand, and Mindfulness | My Trip to the Beach

Just like adults, children can have bad days too. The good news is that, just like adults, children can better cope with stress by learning and practicing mindfulness. That in itself is one of the many reasons I wrote the diverse picture book, My Trip to the Beach, in 2015. Simply put, I just really […]

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