PPGJ Releases "We are the Dreams of Our Ancestors" Children's Book

By: Planting People Growing Justice
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - April 12, 2023 - PRLog -- Planting People Growing Justice founder, Dr. Artika Tyner, announced that it has published a new children's book, "We Are the Dreams of Our Ancestors." The story is unique in that it's a children's book based on the writings of young authors.

Now available on Amazon in a paperback edition, the 30-page book is a powerful poem written by five Black children, along with writer, educator and activist, Wisdom Mawusi. Readers will be transfixed by the tale of the ancestors and the importance of their words of wisdom.

The authors write with a vision of diversity and inclusion where all are treated equally and with mutual respect. Children truly are the sum total of their ancestors' dreams and aspirations. The book expresses all of those concepts beautifully.

The authors are Imani Brown-Ajayi; Mariama Dibba; Dazariah Ellis, Nalah Fearce; Nandi Mawusi; and Dr. Artika R. Tyner. The book is illustrated by Reyhana Ismail.

Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute is committed to giving Black authors a voice and building a welcoming environment for new literary talents. PPGJ Press launched the 100 Black Authors campaign in Feb. 2023, with a goal of publishing 100 Black authors over the next 10 years. The initiative is dedicated to promoting cultural preservation through the arts and humanities.

Representation is vitally important for literacy and if youths are to know the many opportunities available to them. The number of Black authors and Black characters portrayed in children's books is declining. Planting People Growing Justice (https://www.ppgjbooks.com/) is determined to change that and is helping to increase literacy rates among children in the BIPOC community.

"We are the Dreams of our Ancestors" (https://tinyurl.com/WeAreTheDreamsOfOurAncestors) is one of the first children's books to be published under the auspices of the 100 Black Authors campaign. It's an inspiring and engaging book for children that pays tribute to cultural and ancestral aspects of African American heritage.

About PPGJ Press
PPGJ Press promotes literacy, cultural awareness, social change, and leadership development. It publishes books that focus on celebrating history and culture across the African Diaspora. It was founded in the historic Black neighborhood of Rondo to promote cultural preservation and community building. The traditional publishing house releases six new multicultural book titles annually, with a goal of inspiring and equipping the next generation of leaders.

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