when i grow up

Author Jessica McEachern Encourages Little Black Girls to Dream Big With New Book

when_i_grow_up_book_jessica_mceachern (1)When I Grow Up is a new children’s book by author Jessica McEachern, MA, MSW, aimed at expanding the minds of young readers and inspiring them to to dream of pursuing various career pathways.

When I Grow Up chronicles the adventures of little Zoey, who goes through the Alphabet identifying a career choice that starts with each letter; for example, the “U” in Zoey’s alphabet adventure represents her thoughts of becoming an urban planner, while the “Q” represents her desire to become  a quantitative psychologist. 

Through Zoey’s eyes, the world is free of racial and gender biases, making her possibilities endless.

“The book was written with the intent of promoting education and inclusion,” says McEachern. She added that her goal is also to “endorse self-confidence while embracing working together with others.”

McEachern has worked in the field of human services for more than 11 years, and has been featured in  Rolling Out, The Charlotte Weekly, and Readers Favorite, among other publications.

When I Grow Up can be purchased on Amazon and at Warren Publishing.

By: Danielle Dixon

Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani


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