For parents and educators, one of the most frustrating realities to live with is seeing your children and students have a dream and not knowing how to achieve or realize it. 😔

As the result of internal struggles, challenges on the homefront, and/or societal pressures from the past year, many little ones may now believe that the possibility of their dream coming true is slim to none. 😞

And so, as we look ahead to the upcoming new year, our newest neighbor is here to help children tap into their gifts and reach for the goals in their hearts, to allow their dreams to take flight. ✈️

The Founder and Executive Director of Sweet Blackberry, one of the co-stars of the long-running hit NBC comedy series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and children’s author, Karyn Parsons, joins our John Masiulionis for Episode #101 of The Empowered Publicity Children’s Books Spotlight Series to share the release of her new children’s book, Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman’s Dreams Took Flight (illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), Bessie’s courageous story and the barriers that she knocked down to become the first black female pilot, the roles that faith and perseverance play in helping our dreams take flight, how 2020 taught us to listen better to one another and open the door to the next level of progress toward racial equality and justice, plus much more. 🙏🏿

We encourage all of you to support Karyn and Sweet Blackberry by purchasing your copy of Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman’s Dreams Took Flight, and enjoying this empowering read with your little ones! 📖

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Children’s Books Spotlight Series Episode #101: Karyn Parsons | Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman’s Dreams Took Flight