The Magical Headwrap
How can we know where we are going if we don’t know from where we came? The Magical Head Wrap takes us on a journey through time, tackling geographic, historical and industrial origins of head covering. Wrap up in this magical cloth for a while and I’ll show you why it has become a part of my style!
Written by Dr. Wendy Goodall McDonald
Illustrated by Erin Mitchell
How Do I Become…
How Do I Become features Nia’s brother, Kuji. Kuji has a conversation with his dad about what it will take for him to be come “amazing.” He wants to know what it takes to become a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer, a computer programmer and much more. His dad assures him that he can be whatever he wants to be, but like his sister Nia, he is already amazing.
Children often talk about what they want to be when they grow up, but don’t know the path to that destination. This book will begin to introduce children to the steps required so that their dreams can be tangible and one day become reality.
The principle Kujichagulia (koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-ah) means Self Determination. “To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.” A child with who can define him or herself without boundaries will be unstoppable.
I LOVE YOU, And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It
This Powerful Nia book is in its infancy, but the premise is one that is so needed in the world today. It is one of love for all, no matter how much hate there may be in the world. I love you if you are nice, I love you if you are mean, I love you if you are cool, I love you if you are nerdy, I love you when you mess up, I love you when you are the greatest friend or the worst enemy. I won’t be mistreated or hurt by you, but I love you with God’s love and there is nothing that you can do about it! Go NIA!
Knit, Crochet and Me
As if she needs something else to do, Dr. Wendy is also an avid crochet and knitter. She learned to crochet as a child from her grandma, Willie Mae Goodall. She brings this creative and fulfilling craft to young hands. It is amazing how things that you make and wear can breed confidence and individuality. Knit, Crochet and Me teaches young people how to create awesome pieces alone, or with an adult. Creativity and confidence can easily go hand in crochet-hooked hand.