New Children's Book Celebrating Our Girls!

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Rise and Shine, Dear Heart is the perfect gift!

Rise and Shine, Dear Heart is a motivational poem in the form of a vibrant, colorful children’s book. It provides encouragement to young girls, while showcasing a variety of skin tones, shapes and sizes. The purpose of Rise and Shine, Dear Heart is to cultivate self love and self awareness in the early years of life for Black and African descended girls. It highlights the need for self care, education, happiness, and most of all fun!

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Signed paperback and hardcover editions are now available.

Place orders for Christmas delivery by December 15, 2018.

Rise and Shine, Dear Heart is perfect for girls ages 1-7 years old. It's important to show our girls that they are loved early!

About the Author:

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Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor is an award-winning writer, activist, and poet. She has a Master of Arts in Pan African Studies and a Master of Science in Public Relations from Syracuse University. She is also a proud HBCU alumna with a Bachelor of Arts in African World Studies from Fort Valley State University.

Her writings about African American cultural heritage and ethnicity have been published and cited across a wide range of publications including Huffington Post, the Business Insider, MSNBC, Everyday Feminism, LA Progressive, TV One's "News One Now," and more.

Her blog, has reached over 2 million readers worldwide. J.A.M. Aiwuyor is also the founder of Our Legaci Press, LLC and Black Bloggers Connect, the leading social network connecting bloggers of African descent around the world. Additionally, J.A.M. is the creator of the Blogger Week Unconference - a national crowdsourced conference that celebrates diversity in digital media.

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Parents, relatives, teachers and mentors are using Rise and Shine, Dear Heart to motivate and encourage young Black girls between the ages of 1-7 years old. Grab your signed copy today and receive a free mini activity book with crayons for your little one.