This book is a great introduction to the sounds and activities that surround your young reader as they explore the world around them.
I saw two statistics once which said, “of 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, just 93 were about African-Americans” and that same year “only 8% of children’s books were written by or about people of color.” I see this as a major challenge to which I have two options, complain in silence or take action. I choose the latter.
One of my greatest joys in life is being Sebastian and Maverick’s daddy who, at the time of this writing are 3 years and 5 months old respectively. My wife and I love books and since they were born, we’ve shared that love with them. In my opinion, it is important for children to see characters in books that look like themselves…in positive and empowering ways. There aren’t many things more beautiful than a confident child! And even though a lot of boys are ‘momma’s boys’ there isn’t a more powerful thing to see than when a father develops a relationship with his son(s). My prayer is that one day, when someone asks Sebastian and Maverick who they admire, “My Dad” is included in the list. I’d imagine most men with children, but especially with sons, would want the same thing.
So, we’ve decided to publish a series of children’s books for everyone to enjoy which will highlight the relationship between African-American dads and their sons.
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