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Day 1 of 29 Celebrating Black Children’s Books – Superstar Me: Adanna and the Dog Star by Dale Wells-Marshall

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Dale Wells-Marshall is a mother to two beautiful children, and an educator of 13 years’ experience, in both Primary and Junior High School. She is a Naturalista, children’s event planner, mompreneur and author.

Empowering children has forever been her passion and purpose.  Through creative extracurricular programs and summer camps, she has done just that over the years.

Often, she can be found on a sandy beach, immersed in the beautiful waters of her home in The Bahamas; or stargazing underneath a starry sky.

She loves writing, science,  reading, public speaking and nature.


SuperstarMeSuperstar Me:
Adanna and the Dog Star
by Dale Wells-Marshall

Paperback: 60 pages
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Adanna Anderson is a 10-year-old island girl from Andros. She has the sun in her skin and stars in her eyes. Adanna explores Androsian pine forests, dreams of space travel and loves stargazing on her sandy beach backyard with her dad. Daddy is a genius and her best friend. But, when he mysteriously disappears at sea, Adanna is heartbroken and devastated!

To make things even worse, Adanna starts to feel like an ugly “nobody”, thanks to some mean kids at school.  Will daddy ever come back home? Can the help of a few friends from beyond Adanna’s wildest dreams, rescue her from drowning in sadness?

Join Adanna, as she discovers a secret about herself that is more spectacular than she could have ever imagined! The truth will change her world AND YOURS forever!



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The Adventures of Princess Summer by Crystal McKnight

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CrystalMcKnightCrystal McKnight was born and raised in Ahoskie, North Carolina. She holds a bachelor of arts in dramatic arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her college career, Crystal fell in love with writing after being exposed to an array of literary works, which inspired her to put her pen to paper. Although she continued to wrte throughout her college career, it wasn’t until she became a mother that she decided to write a children’s book. After earning her master’s in education, she became the center director of the Sylvan Learning Center in Durham.

She is the mother of two beautiful girls, Summer and Savannah, and the wife to a supportive husband, Anthony. Her daughters loved The Adventures of Princess Summer so much that she felt it was only right to share it with the world. Crystal’s goal is to inspire children to read books, learn, and cultivate their imaginations through this story and future publications.

TheAdventuresOfPrincessSummerThe Adventures of Princess Summer
by Crystal McKnight

Paperback: 18 pages
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Princess Summer is a bubbly, loving little girl with everything at her fingertips—as long as she stays within the palace walls. She longs to explore the land of Savannah, which sits beyond her castle, outside the golden gates. Seems simple enough—but not according to her parents’ rules. Princess Summer is not allowed to leave the castle. But when boredom strikes and magic comes to the rescue, anything is possible. Journey with Princess Summer as she explores the land of Savannah with her newfound magic.



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Gabby Saturday by Crystal Senter-Brown

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CrystalSenter-BrownCrystal Senter-Brown is a mother, wife, poet, author and adjunct professor. She has written five books and has been featured in Essence and Redbook magazines.

GabbySaturdayGabby Saturday
by Crystal Senter-Brown

Paperback: 24 pages
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It’s Saturday, do you know what that means? It means Gabby gets to wear her yellow dress and put away her jeans! Gabby’s Mama is taking her on an adventure…to the museum! The Gabby Saturday series promotes self esteem and literacy among African-American children, specifically young girls.



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Nola The Nurse Series by Scharmaine Baker

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ScharmaineBakerAs seen on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker is a nationally recognized and award-winning nurse practitioner in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and winner of the 2013 Healthcare Hero award (New Orleans City Business magazine) and 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year award (ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioner magazine).

Dr Baker has always loved to write and is excited to share new stories with a broader base of friends, colleagues, and family.



Nola The Nurse Remembers Hurricane Katrina
by Scharmaine Baker

Paperback: 39 pages
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In this special edition to the Nola The Nurse, She’s On The Go series: Nola remembers the story of Hurricane Katrina as her mother, Dr. Eden NP, told it to her. Nola vividly shares the details of the worst natural disaster to ever hit the United States. Her dolls and other toys are instantly transformed into Nola’s account of the storm as she tells the story of how her mother and Dr. Baker, both nurse practitioners, came back to New Orleans to provide care to many storm victims.



Nola The Nurse: She’s On The Go series Vol One
by Scharmaine Baker

Paperback: 64 pages
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Nola wants to be a nurse practitioner just like her mom. She has learned how to care for people of all ages and now visits her friends to heal their sick baby dolls. Along the way, she learns more about her culturally diverse world.

Nola the Nurse was born from the desire of Dr. Scharmaine L. Baker who had been searching for children’s books that were both culturally sensitive and featured African-American nurses. She had found none, so she decided to create her own and Nola the Nurse was born.

Nola the Nurse: She’s On The Go, is the first in a series of beautifully illustrated bedtime stories, perfect for young children. Your child will delight in the colorful pictures and will also learn important cultural lessons. Pick up your copy today!

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Basic Sight Word Family Book by Schertevear Watkins

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SchertevearWatkinsWith a career in Early Child Hood Education and as a divorced single mother, Schertevear Watkins’s love for children has inspired her to dedicating her life to bringing positive influences into the lives of as many children as possible. In the summer of 2014 Schertevear Watkins launched The Village Online Community website in an effort to make it easier for parents to find Private Schools, Arts Programs, Special Needs Services, and Recreation for all children across Georgia. This year she is continuing to reach out to children and families through positive literature which will include books that promote learning, character development, social skills, family and more.


Blooming Readers – Basic Sight Word Family Book 
by Schertevear Watkins

Paperback: 40 pages
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Make learning to read interesting and enjoyable with Blooming Readers! In this first book, children will learn to recognize words commonly used to identify family members. The text is all based on simple one sentence pages with beautifully colored illustrations of diverse families engaging in family activities that your child can relate. This makes their early reading experience interesting and fun. The back of the book will also contain additional learning aids that parents and teachers can use to reinforce learning.

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