Author: Monique Duncan
Publisher: Sweet Pea Books, Inc
D is for Dragon Fruit is a vibrantly illustrated, exotic fruit alphabet book that exposes children to a variety of nutritious fruits, reinforces the alphabet and expands a child’s knowledge of the world.
Author/Illustrator, Monique Duncan takes you on a journey across the globe to explore dragon fruit, kumquats, quandongs and more. Travel around the world and learn about a colorful variety of fruits from A to Z in this unique alphabet book.
Monique Duncan is dedicated to influencing our youth positively through education and advocacy. She writes multicultural children’s stories that inspire, amuse, and foster a love of reading, while reflecting images and experiences with which children of diverse backgrounds can identify. She aims to help cultivate their understanding of themselves, their communities, and the world around them. Duncan lives in New York City and teaches children as she works on future book projects.
Visit the Author’s Website:www.sweetpeachildrensbooks.com
Concerned about the lack of diversity in children’s books, Charnaie Gordon and her two kids are bridging the literacy gap with their new project that brings diverse books to children in each of the 50 states.
Gordon founded the Here Wee Read platform, which highlights diversity in children’s books, featuring multiple races, cultures and religions. The curated books also teach children about important subjects such as immigration and politics.
Through “50 States 50 Books”, Gordon and her two children are sending these significant books to non-profit organizations, libraries, schools, and more, to every state in the country.
Since launching this project, Gordon shares that several people have felt inspired to help, and have bought titles from Here Wee Read’s Amazon Wish List, that includes multiple sections such as “Juneteenth Books”; “Asian Picture & Chapter Books”; and “Latino/Bilingual Picture Books”. READ MORE........