Marion Children’s Book Author Visits Local School District | Local News

Superintendent Dr. Kandace Bethea, author Miyosha Street, Academic Director Shalah Sweeney hold one of the many books delivered to the Marion County School District.


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Marion, SC – Marion High School graduate Miyosha Street turned over the books she wrote to the Marion Central Services office to be placed in all elementary and elementary schools in the Marion County School District during the week last.

With a passion for building self-confidence and boosting self-esteem in children, Street created ABC My Hair and Me to counter old beauty standards as well as to increase diversity and inclusion in children’s educational literature.

ABC My Hair and Me is the first book in the My Hair and Me educational book collection. My Hair and Me coloring book and activity follow-up.

123 My Hair and Me will be released soon.

My Hair and Me — Kids is a mix of various rewarding content aimed at encouraging toddlers to love their natural hair, Street said.

“Appearance, especially hair, is a sensitive topic as hair prejudices affect many children,” she said. “Comparing textures, lengths and styles gives an unhealthy impression that impacts confidence and self-esteem. That’s why My Hair and Me – Kids offers a range of characters with different hair and skin tones as well as affirmative words to help build confidence. Representation counts in all aspects of a child’s life.

Street said that although the number of diverse literature is increasing, there is still a lack of diversity in educational content. “It is essential that children see themselves in all aspects of their lives,” she said. “The mission of My Hair and Me — Kids is to combine kissing your naturally beautiful hair and learning. “

Grover Z. Barnes

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