Pamela Gurley pens children’s books to help Brown girls and boys

Pamela Gurley pens children's books to help Brown girls and boys

Pamela Gurley pens children's books to help Brown girls and boys

What has the transition been like going from adult fiction writer to now children’s book author?
Because I am still writing adult books, it does not feel like a “transition” as much as an expansion to my collective book writing. I will say that children’s books are much more tedious in the amount of work required after the manuscript is written than adult books. That was a learning curve for me.

Why is it so important to discuss diversity and inclusiveness with children?
I really dislike the terms diversity and inclusion because the words are so loosely used. Real [and] genuine diversity and inclusion equates to equity, equality, freedom from oppression.


Children need to know what it can look like for them. … They need to be inspired to be boundless and confidently go after the things they want in life. This is the staple of my series … every book I write. It’s to encourage and uplift; as well as set the tone for greatness because they come from greatness.

Brown Girl and Brown Boy are available on www.blackbookstore.com.


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