Lovemarks and Crowns
About the Book
Eight-year-old Laila Grace has always been confident and outgoing, but everything changes when she moves to a new town. At her new school, Laila Grace is teased and bullied about her kinky curly hair and freckles. For the first time, she starts to struggle with self-esteem. Luckily, her Mama has some advice that will help her learn to appreciate her Lovemarks and Crowns.
About the Author
Barbara Charles is an elementary school special education teacher who has read hundreds of children’s books. She is also a Haitian-American woman with natural hair who rarely saw characters who reflected who she was or the ethnicities of her students. Lovemarks and Crowns, her debut book, seeks to remedy that, to inspire children, and build their self-esteem. She lives with her miniature Pomeranian, Killa, in Brooklyn, New York.