Black Girl, Black Girl, what do you see?
I see a bright future ahead of me!
A melodic mantra with a powerful message: Black girls can be surgeons, pilots, presidents . . . anything they want to be! Each page depicts a girl looking into the future, seeing her grown-up self, and admiring the greatness reflected back at her. This book teaches Black girls there are no barriers--if you can dream it, you can be it!
This book is for Black girls so they see themselves as the heroes of the story.
This book is for Black girls so it will become a subconscious mantra-the things you say to kids become what they think. And Black girls can be anything!
Crown Shepherd is an emerging fiction, picture book, and comic book writer. Her writing is a result of her surroundings and upbringing. She has always been deeply rooted in literature and writing, but it wasn't until she found more writers that look like her that her writing soared. Those writers allowed her to dream and create by her own standards, and from a point of view of a Black protagonist. As someone from an under-represented community, Crown knows what it means to have representation feed your creativity. The stories she wants to share are aimed at giving a voice to the voiceless.
Shepherd is the owner of Liberate Your Bookshelf, a mobile bookstore that specializes in diverse books from independent authors. Shepherd is also the author of the What do you see? series (Black Boy, Black Boy & Black Girl, Black Girl) and Crown Comics. Shepherd has dedicated her life to closing the illiteracy rate within the Black community. Shepherd believes if you can read, you can learn, if you can learn, you can grow, and if you can grow, you can be anything!
Jacinda Aytch is an illustrator and graphic designer from Farmville, North Carolina who's doodled and sketched since she could remember. Since her graduation from Barton College with a degree in graphic design, she has spent her days writing and illustrating her own comic series while working with various talented creatives. She finds that the best stories come from the author's understanding that the readers want to be able to see themselves in the characters and that the best characters have their own flaws.