Reading to young children is critical to help them develop literacy skills, to nurture their imagination, and to enable them to understand how they fit into the world around them.
However, millions of children of color seldom come across books, in their homes, daycare, and schools that depict images of African American children. Even more scarce are children's books that feature a father of color as the focal point.
That was the reality illustrator and author, David Harley encountered two years ago as he scoured through bookstore shelves to find African American children's books to read to his infant son, Jackson. After growing frustrated by the limited options available, David pulled out his iPad Pro and started drawing and writing his own book. A few months later, Daddy Can was complete.
Daddy Can is a celebration of the beautiful bond between children and their Fathers. It is a refreshing depiction of Black Fatherhood that needs to be shared broadly with children everywhere. The author is determined to get this children's book on the shelves of libraries and schools particularly in communities of color. Positive images of Black families, paternal love, and bright and playful Black children are needed to help shape a strong sense of self and belonging for children who are seeking to understand their place in the world.
This year a minimum of 100 Daddy Can books will be donated to libraries, daycares, and schools in communities of color. With your support, thousands of copies can be made available to these organizations.
Join us today on our mission to increase the visibility of children of color and fathers represented in the books that are made available to children all over the world. Add this book to your library and other community libraries by supporting this kickstarter campaign.
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The book is complete, with the ebook available on Amazon and iBooks but I need your help getting this book to print on a large scale. We've already found a printer and now all we need is you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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