Donate to Help Black Children Appear in Children’s Books

The Library of Congress reports 15,000 to 20,000 new children’s books published every year. In 2013, 2012, or any recent year, how many of those showed Black boys as the main characters? Girls? Please name those books. It is time for a SEQUEL! Family relationships were explored and affirmed in my joyful anthology of poems…

Are you an author who visits schools? Come to Boise!

I’m going to be helping to book authors for tours including my daughter’s schools in the Boise area; talks at Boise State University, and other engagements in the Pacific Northwest. Please email me at with press kits and suggestions. Sincerely, Michael Strickland