Dad, Who Will I Be?
Dad, Who Will I Be?
Dad, Who Will I Be? by G.Todd Taylor is a one of a kind Non-Fiction Picture book that introduces real historical figures of color from around the world. Taylor, an entrepreneur and former educator ignites young brains about their innate greatness by introducing them to Guin Bluford, W.E.B. Duboise, Mansa Musa, Michael Jordan, Muhammed Ali and many others. Dad, Who Will I Be? by G.Todd Taylor is a children's book that introduces historical figures and encourages young readers to explore their greatness and possibilities. This book is illustrated by Delayna Robbins and highlights greats such as Muhammed Ali and Mansa Musa.
Dad, Who Will I Be? is a motivational book that inspires greatness in young children by connecting them to the greatness of their history.
From the author:
Thank you for purchasing this book. I wrote it in hopes of showing all children that they can do whatever they want to do in life. I specifically hope to assist in developing the self-esteem of African American children in order to help them develop the resiliencies they will need to be successful in life. Each of the individuals mentioned in this book have achieved greatness in their lives. In the following pages, I have given a brief synopses of their accomplishments. I pray that this is just the starting point of your investigation into their amazing lives.
Studies have shown that teaching kids about their culture and involving them in activities that promote racial pride and connection—helps to offset the discrimination and racial prejudices children face by the outside world.
While this book features prominent Black figures, I cannot stress enough that it is for children of all races and cultures. It is important in a society founded on the promise of equality that the contributions of all people be adequately represented and respected. What better place to start this process that in the minds of young people.