TARGET leads the way with their motto CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

TARGET leads the way with their motto CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

How did you get TARGET to put your books in their stores? People often ask me that question with a curious surprise in their tone of voice.  Then they go on to add,” That is HUGE!!” My answer is always, simple, “Belief and determination”. And yes, any new unpublished author starting their own publishing company with the first book to get Target as their first client IS huge, indeed. But, beyond that, the most wonderful aspect of the story is the Target team themselves. I was invited to visit the Target Corporate office with my books, apparel and dolls not once, not twice — but five times. And each visit was a total joy because Target has managed to hire the most innovative, smart, tech savvy and ultimately cool team of young professionals that really know...

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Shiny new Glitter! Books! Tee shirts! for I’M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL!

Shiny new Glitter! Books! Tee shirts! for I’M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL!

    Lots of great things are on board for I’m A Pretty Little Black Girl! and The I’m A Girl Collection! Our books have lots more GLITTER on the cover and  the companion I’m A Pretty Little Black Girl! Tee Shirts are available on Amazon  here:  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_apparel?ie=UTF8&field-brandtextbin=The+I%27m+A+Girl+Collec.&node=7141123011 We have limited quantities of Tee shirts for the Christmas holidays, so order yours now!  We have tee shirts for girls and Mommies and grandmas too.  All available on Amazon.  Let the bells ring, let the glitter shine!  And let your shirt be your banner of self-appreciation! Go get ‘em! blessings,...

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The TEE SHIRTS are HERE!!! for I’M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL!

The TEE SHIRTS are HERE!!! for I’M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL!

YES! on Amazon! The tee shirts are here and ready for you. Amazon, the world’s best known site for online shopping is happily presenting THE I’M A GIRL COLLECTION tee shirts. The first offering in the collection of tee shirts is I’M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL! to pair up with the book title, also available on Amazon. So many people have requested the tee shirts for so long, that we are happy to finally offer the tee shirts just in time for the holidays! With our NEW book cover that is bling’d-up all-out glitter-all-the-way with holiday shine to match the joy of the season, you are sure to see the happy faces of your girls light up with joy! Go get them! And enjoy the love that you will surely spread around for the season! So, get ready for...

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Are the TEE SHIRTS COMING SOON?? Yes, Yes YES!!!

Are the TEE SHIRTS COMING SOON??  Yes, Yes YES!!!

Everyone is SOOOOOO excited about the companion tee shirts for the I’M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL! book.  And guess what? THEY ARE COMING SOON!  Yes, the tee shirts for girls and adults are on the way — finally, right??! So many people — Moms, Dads, Grandmas, aunties, uncles, cousins and everyone who has or was a little Black girl has been requesting the tee shirts since the idea was first introduced. Now, just in time for Christmas, a limited amount of I’M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL!  pink and white capsleeve tee shirts are available in little girls and women’s sizes! What does that mean? Well it means that you can buy a shirt for the little girl in your life and and buy a matching shirt for Mom, Grandma, Auntie or any lovely adult...

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Imagine a World. No, don’t — Because We Already Have It..

What if the earth only had one kind of tree?  Or one kind of flower, bird, dog, cat or fish?   How boring and mundane that would be!  Particularly considering the vast beauty that the earth offers us everywhere, EVERYWHERE we look.  The next time you walk in the park, count as many different trees and flowers that you see — believe me, you will never see the park the same again because you will marvel at the differences that all grow together harmoniously in one place intertwining their roots and sharing nourishment –because without each other, they perish. And…what if WE all looked alike?  The same color, height, hair color, eye color — and what if men were just the “male reflection” of a woman, exactly? If this kind world...

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We Just got Bling’d UP for the Holidays! Glitter-all-the-way!

The I’M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL! books just got a bit prettier, so to speak! Just in time for the holidays that come with shiny ornaments and silver bells – our book cover has bling’d it up to give our girls the glitter-fun they deserve! With the original shiny title, we have added a shiny border with glitzy new shiny hearts all around the book character “Mia” – and it sure makes her look like she enjoys the shine! Getting glitter on the book cover was a very methodical and time consuming process. But our girls deserve to have a book that is created especially for them that shines a little bit more from the store shelves. It is hard work to accomplish things that really matter, but as I heard Oprah say on her shows so many times that “Love is in the details”....

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What can become a blessing most?? TARGET!!!

What can become a blessing most?? TARGET!!!

What a wonderful 8 months it has been for I’M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL! And to top it all off, TARGET has just expanded the books in their retail stores — and now the books will be available in more than double the number of TARGET retail stores across the nation! This is the kind of blessing that creates more blessings. Being a faith based person, I believe that love multiplies love. When I created this first book, I simply wanted readers to pick up the book, see the happy colors, feel the smooth high quality dust jacket and be dazzled with the glitter across the title. I wanted them to feel the love that went into creating something special and spectacular just for their enjoyment and delight. Because of this shared love, the love was returned by...

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Yay Kendall! She loves I’M A PRETTY LITTLE BLACK GIRL!

@BettyKBynum I've been meaning to tell you, my daughter Kendall loved the book. She said "It's all about ME!" pic.twitter.com/Q6KdW2Ffig — Tony McIntosh (@TonyMcIntosh) July 1, 2014

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