Sep 15, 2020
Washington, DC, based independent children’s book publisher emphasizes diversity
(PRUnderground) September 16th, 2020
Soaring Kite Books is excited to announce the upcoming debut of their first title, ‘Dear Mama’s Loving Arms’. The new book is slated for pre-sale launch starting today, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 10AM EST.
Soaring Kite Books was founded in April 2020 as a children’s book publisher on a mission to emphasize diversity. Their books are being designed to represent BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) characters. 2019 children’s publishing statistics show that only 27% of children’s books include characters of diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds, underscoring the need for diversity in children’s books.
Ceece Kelley, principal author at Soaring Kite Books, wanted to share books with her son including contemporary releases with characters like him, and when she discovered the startling lack of such on the market, she decided to launch her publishing firm.
Now, the company has announced their first title.
‘Dear Mama’s Loving Arms’ tells a beautiful story about the power of a mother’s love from the perspective of a child. The main character, Baby, learns to cope with daily naps – and separation from Dear Mama – by joining Dear Mama in safari-themed dreams inspired by Baby’s toy giraffe, Raffie.
On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the Kickstarter pre-sale campaign begins, giving people everywhere the opportunity to support Soaring Kite Books in their first book launch. Through this campaign, supporters will have exclusive access to limited edition book bundles and early supporter rewards, such as the custom “Raffie” giraffe plush (pictured).
“This book is a reminder to all mothers to stop and enjoy the bond we share with our children even when it is most challenging, like those days where all baby wants is to be held,” said the team at Soaring Kite Books.
“Soothing, lyrical and sweet, ‘Dear Mama’s Loving Arms’ is a lullaby of love, sure to resonate with anyone who knows the joys of holding their little one,” said author Glenys Nellist, an early reader of ‘Dear Mama’s Loving Arms.’
Soaring Kite Books looks forward to sharing their mission of providing uplifting diverse stories with people everywhere as the publisher continues to grow. More information about their book release can be found at https://www.soaringkitebooks.com/.
About Soaring Kite Books
Soaring Kite Books is a small independent children’s book publishing company creating books to represent BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) characters.
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