Hi there! I'm Laurel and I am the owner and creator of Happy Island Press, a publisher that helps fill the diversity gap with coloring/activity books for children of color. Some of my work has been featured in Highlights for Children magazine, and award-winning apps like Farfaria.com and Readabilitytutor.com.
HOW DID I GET HERE?
A vacation to the islands turned into an unexpected romance when I met and fell in love with my now husband. After two years in a long-distance relationship, I moved to the Bahamas permanently and continued my writing.
Today, I still call the Bahamas home and enjoy the laid-back island life with my husband, three children and two dogs. I started Happy Island Press because I want young black girls to realize their true beauty, inside and out, and the earlier the better.
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Why These Coloring Books Are A Great Self-Esteem Booster For Young Girls
Empowers young girls
Dares young girls to see herself as anything she wants to be
Simple rhyming affirmations that younger girls can read
Helps young girls think outside-the-box
Promotes having a positive attitude
Bonus: Fun, easy recipes that older girls can prepare by themselves, or younger girls can prepare with an adult. Activities include mazes, dot-to-dots, crossword puzzles, and word searches. This wonderfully creative coloring/activity book is all about GIRL POWER! It shows girls that they can do, have or be anything and imagining helps to paint that picture of self-confidence. The positive affirmations help build your child’s self-esteem and will push her to dream big.