"My skin, glistening like a panther's coat. Making me so elegant and proud that I have to gloat. I Am Lucky!"
Lucky is a paperback full-color book with 25 pages illustrated by Shirley Jackson Whitaker, MD MPH, the book's author. Although this is her first children's book, she is no stranger to the art world. Dr. Whitaker has a book of etching presently in the rare book collection of the Library of Congress. Because of her desire to create something to celebrate the beauty of Black girls, she created Lucky. Dr. Whitaker is a Nephrologist living in Amherst, Massachusetts with her family.
Shirley Jackson Whitaker MD MPH
Author / Illustration
"Lucky is a book dedicated to celebrating the beauty in African girls and to promoting their positive self-image. Parents and educators of all races, ethnicities, and cultures are encouraged to read Lucky with their girls and engage in a discussion afterwards on the true definition of beauty as it relates to ALL girls, 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
Library of Congress Control Number
Lucky is a paperback full-color, 8.5" X 11" book with 25 pages illustrated by Shirley Jackson Whitaker, MD MPH who is also the book's author. Lucky will engage its readers and it is priced at $20 plus Shipping/Handling. All proceeds will benefit the Shirley Jackson Whitaker Foundation.
Minimum order of 10 or more books required to qualify for the discounted price of $15 per book.
Like Lucky the book, the Lucky t-shirt is dedicated to celebrating the beauty of African girls and to promoting their positive self-image.
Made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton and machine washable.
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