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New Children’s Book, “Kayla The Great And The Magic Red Dress” Celebrates Diversity, Encourages Uniqueness, Empowers Young Girls

CONTACT: 
Stephanie Davis 
sdavisatl@yahoo.com 
(770) 833-3627

Celebrating diversity and girl power, a new book by Atlanta writer Stephanie Davis, "Kayla The Great And The Magic Red Dress" encourages little girls to be smart, confident and march to the beat of their own drum!  Six-year old Kayla The Great is a playful biracial girl who lives with her family in Atlanta, GA. She loves to show off her fun personality in bright, colorful outfits. She loves the color red and her favorite dress is the subject of the first book in the "Kayla The Great" series.

Kayla The Great is very sweet, but always manages to get herself into a pickle. She’s clever and always comes up with different ways to get out of situations.  Her spunky spirit shines through even when she’s in trouble.  When her beloved red dress comes up missing, Kayla The Great goes on a mission to find it. Follow her in "Kayla The Great and The Magic Red Dress" to discover why the dress is so important
to her and whether or not she'll find it.  More information at www.kaylathegreat.com

Facebook: Kayla The Great  - Twitter/Instagram: @smartsweetkayla

ABOUT THE AUTHOR/CREATOR: 
Stephanie Davis is an Atlanta based writer and creator of the Kayla The Great children’s book series.  She is also an accomplished public relations practitioner and author of the sarcastic lifestyle blog, THINKPink, a site and brand dedicated to educating, informing and entertaining.  Stephanie is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and a graduate of Georgia State University. 

Author Quotes:
“What kind of message are we sending to children when they’re omitted from books?  It can’t be a good one.”

“Kayla The Great books were created to celebrate girls, diversity and uniqueness!”

“I created Kayla The Great so that little girls would fall in love with themselves way earlier than I did.”

“Children of all races should see images of themselves and others in books.”

“I didn’t create Kayla The Great to make a grand statement or gesture. She’s here to represent the world we live in.”

DATA:
• 3,200 children’s books were published in 2013; Only 93 were about black people (According to a study by the Cooperative Children’s   Book Center at the University of Wisconsin).

• The number of books by and about African American kids is about 1.3%. Books by and about Latinos is about 3.3% (University of   Wisconsin study).

• According to a study by Lee and Low books, over the past 18 years, the number of books that contain diversity has not grown. Only 10%   of children’s books in the last 18 years contain multicultural content.

• Data from First Book, a non-profit organization that gets books to kids in need says, when kids see themselves in books, they are far more   likely to become enthusiastic readers.