Attorney and Professor Releases New Book Series For Children of Color, Encouraging Character Building and Social Resilience
-- America recently reached a milestone. Nearly 50% of all Americans, under the age of 5, are children of color. Now children can read about youngsters that look and sound like themselves. --
Author Dr. Shawn Council, and some of her new books
Nationwide (June 27, 2013) -- Dr. Shawn Council, a Connecticut-based attorney and professor, encourages character building and social resilience in her new Bookee & La La children's book series. Through her publishing company, Council Publishing, she has released several new books that were particularly written for children of color.
Some of the titles include: Bookee & La La: Life Lessons, Bookee & La La Say No to The Pressure to be Stupid, Bookee & La La Learn to Manage Money and Bookee & La La Love the Lord. Spanish only and Spanish and English versions of the series will be available purchase and download in a few weeks.
Bookee & La La, little urban heroes, are current, fresh and visually engaging characters who ultimately triumph when confronted with many of life's daily challenges.
The Bookee & La La series is designed as a teaching tool for parents and educators. Many children of color do not have books with characters that look like themselves. While, purple dinosaurs are cute, they do not look like the reader. However, Bookee & La La do. The books are available at www.amazon.com and www.bookeelala.com and www.councilpublishing.com in paperback, secure pdf, Kindle and Ebook versions.
About The Author
Dr. Shawn Council, Esquire, LPD is a practicing attorney in Connecticut. She has handled thousands of family related matters. She is also a Professor of Philosophy, Social Justice and African American Studies at Central Connecticut State University. She received her B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles, a J.D. from The University of Houston and a Doctorate in Law & Policy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
The author lived through the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 and watched the crack epidemic and gang violence overtake the city. Many children and their parents were in the crossfire of both. Today, Attorney Council represents parents, children and grandchildren, in various courts in Connecticut, who have many misfortunes. It is the author's hope that this book series will be an effective tool to help children learn to read while instilling a commitment to their community to make it better when they grow up. The books are available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, www.councilpublishing.com and www.bookeelala.com.
Dr. Shawn Council, Esquire
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