Daily Archives: December 15, 2012

Celebrated Author & Illustrator Releases The I’m A Girl Book Collection For Young Women of Color

(Los Angeles, California – December 11, 2012) In an ideal world, young girls of color would be showered with infinite messages of self-love and self-acceptance reflective of their inherent and immeasurable worth. They would be inundated with a plethora of affirming role models urging them to reach for the stars just within their grasp. Yet in 2012, there remains a dearth of these aforementioned messages and role models essential to the well-being and self esteem of young girls of color in the United States. In one fell swoop Betty K. Bynum – an accomplished journalist, screenwriter, and actress (ER, Law & Order, Death At A Funeral), brazenly steps in to fill the void with her multifaceted The I’m A Girl Collection. Promulgating positiv e images and mantras to young girls of color ages 2-9, the collection finds its genesis in a series of 12 children’s books authored by Bynum and illustrated by prolific English illustrator/animator Claire Armstrong Parod (Space Jams, Curious George) – beginning with the inaugural title I’m A Pretty Little Black Girl!

Filled with radiant colors, captivating characters, and age-appropriate affirmations woven into unique story lines, The I’m A Girl book series has received praise from the likes of esteemed director/choreographer Debbie Allen, comedian/actor Chris Rock, actor/activist Hill Harper and legendary Academy-award winning actress Ruby Dee. The series itself was inspired by a confluence of events – including the introduction of President Barack Obama’s daughters Sasha and Malia into American public life. After a visit to a local bookstore’s children’s section, Bynum was further inspired to push forward with her undertaking.

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Media Questions Of The Week

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1. Will Quentin Tarantino’s habit of using racist tropes ruin “Django Unchained?”

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2. Will The Game’s call for a boycott of FOX News correspondent Michelle Malkin over her comments about his album cover boost sales of Jesus Piece?

3. How come Trinidad James getting a record deal was bigger news than Common performing in a concert with Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger and Jackson Browne to free Native American activist Leonard Peltier?

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