Coloring/Activity Books
that include positive affirmations
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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 and




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.

My Books

My Pretty...

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I Imagine


Call Me Madam President

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A perfect holiday stocking stuffer!

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Quick Tips on How To Raise Your Child's Self-esteem

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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