Have you ever thought of what kids think of the police? Until 2020, I had not put much into that question until a viral video of a little girl popped up on my timeline. She was a young Black girl asking a White male officer if he was going to shoot them for attending a protest responding to the death of George Floyd. As tensions grow between Black communications and police from the recent events, I imagined many children being left to determine if they could trust the police.
Motivated by my two nephews at the time and my recent admission into UNCC's Communication Studies graduate program, I wanted to dig deeper into this question. After several months of researching parental racial socialization and combining that with communication studies research, my Capstone project was created - a children's book!
So with the strong approval from my Capstone committee, I present to you my book, "Easy Choices, Hard Choices, and Everything in Between" . With the help of my illustrator, Melea Womack, five... More
Evelyn is eight years old and in 4th grade. She lives in Aurora, Illinois with her parents, two brothers and boxer pup Wrigley. Evelyn loves playing the piano and has been playing since the age of four. Evelyn loves the arts. Her dream is to be an actress and perform at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora.
Transforming Reign is a poetry book that chronicles the emotional, mental, and physical traumas experienced by the 17-year-old black girl Sanai Reign. Join us in taking a glimpse into the thoughts of this young poet.
Have you ever felt a shift?
Where you once stood tall now, you slump,
How your smile turned into a sneer,
unable to feel welcomed anywhere
how when you communicate, the lump in your throat grows bigger,
and you're unable to picture how your life was before, before the madness, before the pain?
Welcome to Transforming Reign.
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Welcome and thank you for visiting my shop! My mission is to empower children. I publish a series of guided journals designed to help kids feel more confident and valued. Each books contains a series of writing prompts that encourage self-reflection. The books also contain a short story, poem, interview, coloring, and drawing pages. The illustrations are designed to reflect the world in which we live. They feature kids with a variety of skin tones, hair colors, hair styles, and ethnicities. There are kids with glasses, with hearing aids, and kids who use wheelchairs.
The Freedom Keys helps busy professional women heal your relationship to your sexuality so you can eliminate shame and guilt, own your sexy confidence, feel incredible in your skin, embrace the depths of pleasure and have the deeply connected relationship.
I’m the author of contemporary women’s fiction and children’s books as well as short stories and a humor series of Foo Dog’s adventures. Learn more at www.victoriajhyla.com .
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