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How cute is this?! Teaching our young Black girls to believe that they can achieve anything they put their minds to is an important part of fostering future leaders of the world, and a new children’s book series is leading the charge. Created by prominent entrepreneur and multimedia visionary Munson Steed, the Little Professor Skye book series features beautifully illustrated images of a curly-haired, brown-skinned little girl who is excited about exploring all that the world has to offer with the help of her father. The first book in the series, titled “Little Professor Skye’s Favorite Things,” walks readers through...
It’s not a book about princesses, castles or your regular fantastical adventures. Instead, in the first book of an anticipated series, Munson Steed, CEO of Steed Media Group and the publisher of Rolling Out, depicts young black girls as doing and being anything they want—including doctors, scientists, artists and more. Little Professor Skye: Favorite Things details the extremely full day of a little black girl who goes about doing her favorite things, including science, math, music and athletics. The book even includes President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, to whom Skye writes a letter prompting them to later...
“One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent … not being encouraged the way they need to.” –President Barack Obama, February 2013 The first in a series of children’s books targeting Black girls, Munson Steed’s Little Professor Skye: Favorite Things provides an opening whereby parents and educators can actively engage budding readers in a discussion about the many wonders and gifts of science,...
“Our children need to know that technology is their friend, and not something that is out of their reach or intimidating.” Munson Steed, the founder of Rolling Out Urbanstyle weekly and CEO of Steed Media Group, brings his philosophy to life in his new children’s book, Little Professor Skye – Favorite Things. The concept of technology is embodied in the form of the robot, Cutie Pie, who befriends the book’s title character, Skye, a multi-faceted and prodigious African-American 10 year old. Her father, a scientist, is attentive and encouraging. His focus on her is—thankfully—non-sentimental. Instead, it’s pure and firm insistence...
Book focuses on math, science and art as building blocks in successful child development. *It has been proven time and time again that a positive father’s presence can be an attribute in a child’s life. Often in today’s society, that relationship is taken for granted and is rarely illustrated. Based on his God-daughter, Skye, Munson Steed created the main character of the children’s book to be a precocious 7-year-old that grasps her developmental cues from her innovative dad. The special bond that exists between the two is displayed throughout and allows the reader(s) to encounter the affirmations and lessons shared...