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President for a Day

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Brand New!

What is it like to be the President of the United States? Hmmmmm. Imagine being the president for one day. You have calls to make and meetings to take. Imagine visiting schools. Wouldn’t that be cool? Being the president can be hard, but it can also be very exciting.

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Coloring & activity books 

that help affirm the inner and outer beauty of young girls and encourage their imagination so that they can grow up with confidence.

Episode notes


In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • Laurel’s childhood struggle with low self-esteem, and her mission to reach young girls who struggle the same way she once did

  • How to start having conversations with the young girls in your life, to help them with their confidence

  • How the impact of her low self-worth led to self-harm in the form of an eating disorder

  • Laurel’s advice on taking action, even when you feel like your writing isn’t good enough




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My Story
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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.




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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My Pretty...

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I Imagine

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President for a Day

Why These coloring/Activity books?

Why These Coloring Books Are A Great Self-Esteem Booster For Young Girls

  • Builds confidence

  • Motivates

  • Promotes creativity

  • Empowers young girls

  • #GirlPower

  • 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 self-expression

  • 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.



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