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Meet the Honorary
 Melissa Toyo



I am a native of Charlotte, NC, and a first-time author. I was inspired by my two daughters and the lack of diversity and representation in children’s books. I wrote an enjoyable book with a goal of teaching children of color to embrace the beauty of their brown skin. I also wrote this story because I want children to know they matter, to know they are beautiful, and to never feel a sense of inferiority because of their skin color. My passion is prevalent in this book and will continue to be evident and shine in future stories.

Thank you for your support!

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