Filling the diversity gap in children's literature one book at a time with positive, self-esteem boosting books for black children!

Atlanta, GA
Joined September 2013
Now that we’ve all been inspired by Amanda Gorman to write a little poetry, what better subject than our FOREVER first lady’s totally LAID look today! Here’s my ode to Michelle Obama on this 59th Inauguration Day ❤️
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😍 When a librarian inspires students to love their hair AND love reading at the same time! All inspired by my book Big Hair, Don’t Care! #LiteracyDay #WeNeedDiverseBooks #blackauthor #LibrariesTransform #RepresentationMatters #blackchildrensbooks #naturalhair
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Super excited that one of my books is featured in the latest issue of @moyimagazine , a globally sold ‘lifestyle brand that curates the best from Africa and the African Diaspora’. Can’t wait to get my hands on the print edition! #blackchildrensbooks #blackauthor
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I added a video to a @YouTube playlist invidious.snopyta.org/mf80C3wGRPc?a Sydney Renae - How you gonna
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One of my fav book signings was when @DwightHoward recognized my book on his annual list of Gr8 Reads for Kids, I was so honored!
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Replying to @ReignOfApril
I'm Crystal Swain-Bates, a top selling author of books that affirm black children and I own BrownGirlsClub.com. #WOCAffirmation
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Screaming congratulations to Cory Patterson, I am beyond proud of you. Happy Graduation love! #GSU17
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@ATLParksandRec Please commend your employee Sheba (Brown?), she just provided amazing customer service that literally brought me to tears!
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Calling all African-American Children's Book Lovers! I'm giving away an entire YEAR'S worth of books! Enter here: gleam.io/Ljlez/win-a-years-w…
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Want 6 Free Printable #ValentinesDay cards featuring characters from my black children's books? Get them here: goo.gl/dyJa1l
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"Why this character, why this story, and why are you the one to tell it?" ow.ly/heGx305Znoq @FallonDemornay on #WeNeedDiverseBooks
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Does this pretty princess look like a little brown girl you know? My new brown girl friendly book drops Jan. 28th!
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