"My skin, glistening like a panther's coat. Making me so elegant and proud that I have to gloat. I Am Luckee!"
Luckee is a hardback full-color book with 26 pages illustrated by Shirley Jackson Whitaker, MD MPH, and the books author. Although this is her second children's book, she is no stranger to the art world. Dr. Whitaker has a book of etching presently in the rare book collecton of the Library of Congress. Because of her desire to create something to celebrate the beauty of Black boys, she created Luckee. Dr. Whitaker is a Nephrologist living in Amherst, Massachusetts with her family.
Shirley Jackson Whitaker MD MPH
Author / Illustration
"Luckee is a book dedicated to celebrating the beauty in African boys and to promoting their positive self-image. Parents and educators of all races, ethnicities, and cultures are encouraged to read Luckee with their boys and engage in a discussion afterwards on the true definition of beauty as it relates to ALL boys, especially those of African descent."
Dr. Vanessa L. Whitaker
Francis White, PH. ED., Joshua Whitaker, Michael Kuch
First Edition Published by SAW Press, 44 Tanglewood Road, Amherst Massachuesetts 01002
Luckee is a hardback full-color, 8.5" X 11" book with 26 pages illustrated by Shirley Jackson Whitaker, MD MPH who is also the book's author. Luckee will engage its readers and it is priced at $24 plus Shipping/Handling. All proceeds will benefit the Shirley Jackson Whitaker Foundation, Inc.
Minimum order of 10 or more books is required to qualify for the discounted price of $24 per book.
Like Luckee the book, the Luckee t-shirt is dedicated to celebrating the beauty of African boys and to promoting their positive self-image.
Made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton and machine washable.
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