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I Did not ask to be born black. i just got lucky.

Written and Illustrated by Shirley Jackson Whitaker MD MPH

"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, and the books 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 collecton of the Library of Congress.  Because of her desire to create something to celebrate the beauty of Black girls, she created Lucky.  She 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

Education Consultant


Special Thanks

Francis White, PH. ED., Joshua Whitaker, Michael Kuch


Publishing

First Edition Published by SAW Press, 44 Tanglewood Road, Amherst Massachuesetts 01002


Library of Congress Control Number

2018814816

About the book

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.


ISBN 978-0-578-55490-7


Minimum order of 10 or more books required to qualify for the discounted price of $15 per book.

CELEBRATE THE BEAUTY IN AFRICAN GIRLS

Lucky T-Shirt

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.