In this book, a beautiful young girl named Princess is introduced. She has two loving parents who teach her to always love herself and her magical skin complexion. After going to school and being teased, she starts to doubt what her parents told her about the unique glow of her skin. She is then educated about the power of her melanin, how it protects her from the Sun, and learns that it is one of her many superpowers!
This is the first book of the Princess series. Princess and The Power of Melanin was created to uplift young girls and combat the colorism that often exists in the World. It is important to prevent young girls from viewing their melanin as a negative attribute. Sometimes kids can be mean to each other and we want this book to serve as a tool to give young girls so much confidence that no bully can faze them. We want the story of Princess to remind every melanated girl to love themselves!
About The Authors:
This book was authored by Jeremy C. McCool and Dr. Anthony McBride. McCool received his bachelor's degree in broadcasting in 2015 and his master's degree in communication in 2017. He is currently working on his doctoral degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. McCool has a background as an on-air radio personality, marketing specialist, scholar, and has participating in many community efforts in his hometown of Chicago and with his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. Anthony McBride is currently an Associate Professor at Western Illinois University, teaching in the law enforcement program. Dr. McBride, throughout his career was charged with designing and implementing a first-time offender program, called Youth Match. This program connected first-time offenders to positive community resources with the hope that they would remain connected to these programs to prevent further delinquent behavior. Youth Match was nominated as court operated program of the year at the state level of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.