Monique Curry-Mims is a proponent of the integration of art and design into the everyday lexicon. She has dedicated herself to their promotion as unique yet practical teaching tools, allowing youth to see the world in a new – and fundamentally different – way. Building off these beliefs, Ms. Curry began writing children’s books that seek to expand the imagination of youth while teaching them life skills. Her books are inspired by her daughter Taylor and son Tyree Jr. Based off of conversations, experiences and lessons she hopes they learn, her books are written with love and the hope to inspire other African American children to strive for more.
Taylor Mims is a creative soul. From learning violin and being a self-taught keyboardist and drummer to being a dancer and illustrator, Taylor loves to create. "Every time I draw I better myself and what I can do." She likes illustrating in different techniques and hopes to grow in the arts!
Kimberly Albritton is a creative and professional writer from Rocky Mount, NC currently residing in Raleigh. Her love affair with words began at an early age and has only grown over the years. She has previously published work in magazines, anthologies and literary collections. Kimberly is also the founder and lead writer of
The Color Of Ingenuity shares the stories of African American entrepreneurs, Innovators and thought-leaders while encouraging all consumers to patronize black-owned businesses. When she isn't writing, she is spending quality time with her son, watching sports or reading
India Haye and Araya-Sunshine Ortiz
Author and Illustrator
India Haye is a mom of three beautiful girls. She and her daughters reside in Boston, Ma. She loves to read and is passionate about blogging. Since 2016, India has been an inspirational blogger writing for her site
Araya-Sunshine Ortiz is India’s oldest daughter. She loves to draw and to create. Inspired by Tiffany Haddish and how she never gave up on her dreams, Araya-Sunshine dreams of being an actress and a director when she is older. Until then, she takes being a big sister very seriously.
Timothy J Clark II
Timothy was born in Lansdowne, PA and now lives in Philadelphia, PA. He likes to play soccer, football and video games with his little brother. At the age of 5 Timothy found his love for creating short stories. That is when he began his quest for completing his first
book which he did when he was 7 years old. Timothy is currently a Bear Cub in his Cub Scout Pack 1719! Many of the principles and lessons you
read about in this book, stemmed from his Cub Scout
Timothy hopes to inspire young black & brown children to love more, read more and explore writing as a hobby.