Representation in Writing: “You know, it should be books that you can pick up and you’re like, ‘Oh, my gosh! That looks like me!’ And it is portraying people of color positively, showing that father that is of color in the household doing things with the child.”
How The Diverse Children’s Books Matter Movement Creates Inclusivity and Representation
Celebrating National Family Day with Juanita Banks-Whittington
This blog will explore the heartwarming message behind “I Love My Daddy” and how Juanita Banks-Whittington’s work promotes diversity in children’s books.
Meet Juanita Banks-Whittington
Let’s kick things off with your mission – what is it and
what’s the story behind why it’s your mission?
AUTHOR JUANITA BANKS-WHITTINGTON ON ADVOCATING FOR DIVERSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS
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Juanita Banks Whittington, A Veteran Who Advocates for Diversity and Inclusivity.
“Purposeful parenting is going above and beyond to pour into your children’s needs and being intentional in making sure their needs are met. It’s more than just raising a child with morals and values. It’s setting clear values and goals focused on the development of the child,” Banks- Whittington said.
Diverse Children’s Books Matter: A Conversation with Author, Juanita Banks-Whittington.
Civil Rights advocate & Author discusses the need for Diverse Children’s Books.
Black Female Veteran Author, Juanita Banks-Whittington Pens a Beautiful Book About Fathers. A beautiful book titled, “I Love My Daddy” is a heartwarming story about a young girl and her father.
Celebrating Fathers with “I Love My Daddy” Written by Juanita Banks-Whittington
It’s important to celebrate fathers because it shows them, they are appreciated, provides a positive male role model for children, and helps to promote/reinforce good behaviors.
New Children’s Book, ‘I Love My Daddy,’ Further Dispels Myths About Black Fathers.
Children’s book dispels myths about Black fathers.
“The unique and special bond between a father and his little girl.”
Juanita Banks-Whittington, author of "I Love My Daddy," is a military veteran and social worker. She is also the founder of Nehi Cares. Nehi Cares helps individuals achieve better health outcomes through healthy daily habits for overall well-being.
The 27-page book, complete with fascinating illustrations by Ananta Mohanta. It follows a father and his baby girl, who play together in parks, and the doting dad reads bedtime stories each night to his beloved daughter. For Whittington, the book opens her home to readers.
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