Author Jessica McEachern Encourages Little Black Girls to Dream Big With New Book
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.
By: Danielle Dixon
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