- July 10, 2020
-- Athlete turned Author, Nia (Winston) Obotette, announces the completion of her new book titled, "I Am A Triathlete". The first of its kind, "I Am a Triathlete" encourages readers to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. Beautifully written and illustrated, this children's book was inspired by Nia's desire to encourage her young niece to try the sport. Nia was surprised by the lack of children's books depicting people of color swimming, biking, running and participating in Triathlons. It left the question, "what message resounds when black youth do not see themselves in books?" The answer compelled Nia to write "I Am a Triathlete", which embraces a vision to change the narrative by inspiring the next generation of youth as well as African Americans of all ages to swim, to bike, and to run!
A Kickstarter Campaign will be launched on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 to fund the remaining leg of the project! Nia is seeking others who also see the need for more representation of people of color in literature. The best way to show your support is by making a pledge toward the completion of this amazing project!
You can contribute by visiting https://www.niatheauthor.com/kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/triathlete/triathlete)