Xulon Press presents a beautifully written and illustrated children's story – a memorable lesson about how every skin color is unique and beautiful.
APOPKA, Fla., Nov. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Author Mary Davis-Johnson provides young readers and their parents an inspirational springboard for discussion in I Love The Skin That I am In($16.49, paperback, 9781662850349; $28.49, hardcover, 9781662850356; $6.99, e-book, 9781662850363).
Davis-Johnson's heartwarming fiction introduces children to Kyimi, an 8-year-old girl who embarks on a personal journey of self-acceptance. The story unfolds as Kyimi's grandmother shares a special story with her about the beauty of diversity and how every skin color is unique and beautiful. Inspired by her grandmother's wisdom, Kyimi enthusiastically sets out on an adventure to teach others about the importance of loving the skin they are in. During her encounters, Kyimi realizes that every skin color has its own story to tell, and each different culture is a part of the rich tapestry of humanity. Through kind words, Kyimi inspires youth of all cultures across the world to believe in themselves and never give up on dreams.
As a mother, grandmother and mentor, Davis-Johnson recognized the importance of speaking encouraging words to children at an early age. Young readers will enjoy the beautifully illustrated story while parents appreciate the impactful topic and added activities for families to use as a platform for further conversations.
When asked what inspired the author to write this book, Davis-Johnson said, "I was motivated to write 'I Love the Skin That I am in' based on my own experiences and struggles with self-esteem and body image. Working with the students in CEO-Children Enriched with Opportunities, I witnessed the need to address a societal issue that continues to exist. Body shaming, bullying, and discrimination inspired me to encourage children to embrace their uniqueness and build self-confidence by loving the color of their skin."
Mary Davis Johnson, originally from Ormond Beach, Florida, is a passionate storyteller, author, nurse, filmmaker, and the founder of CEO-Children Enriched with Opportunities – a nonprofit organization that works with youth across the state to overcome obstacles and reach their potential. Davis-Johnson enjoys a variety of hobbies that allow her to express her creativity, in addition to traveling, learning about different cultures, families, working with youth and serving in the community.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world's largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 20,000 titles published to date. I Love The Skin That I am In is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.
Mary Davis Johnson, Salem Author Services, (904) 303-3193, [email protected]
SOURCE Xulon Press