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Media Mentions The Almanac I think the Kickstarter was successful because we're finally acknowledging the elephant in the room and finally starting to have courageous conversations about racism." KidNuz ...communicating to kids that they have agency is a teachable moment from this book. And if their agency is limited, then this book will communicate that adults can help to amplify kids’ voices. Tri-City Voice Marissa McGee has written a book called Free The Curls about what kids can do if they encounter injustice … even if they encounter injustice on wash day. Events Check back for events and book...
Maliyah is an inquisitive six-year old who loves to read books and watch cartoons. When she and her mom visit a store to buy shampoo for wash day, they notice all the products for her hair type are locked up. Maliyah and her mom must decide — buy the products or take a stand? You can order Free the Curls today. ASL Translation of Free the Curls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXsQGLmpvQQ Translation by Arlene Ngalle-Paryani What People Are Saying About Free the Curls The story and the illustrations were instantly relatable for my own 6 year old children. It was heart-warming to...
As a small business owner, Marissa launched Free the Curls on Kickstarter. The campaign was a huge success! You can check it out if you're interested, or just go ahead and pre-order your copy now. A special thank you to each and every person who supported Free the Curls on Kickstarter! You made this book come to life! Thank you for empowering others (myself included) through your generosity. Adia GoodenA. DionneAditi ChokshiAjani Barclay HusbandsAlicia McGeeAlyson Wood IllichA MellbergDr. Andrea MarshallAngel Denese PuckettAngelique BurtonAnita KingAnna TakahashiAnn FunnBianca DuenasCandace JonesCarla Saxton TemenakCathy DueThe CharbonneausCheryl CantafioChickadeeChika O. OkaforThe Children of Stumbling Block...
Marissa is an anti-bias educator. She holds a B.A. in Sociology with a focus on social stratification and inequality and a M.A. in Elementary Education, both from Stanford University. Marissa taught in Washington, D.C. for ten years. She took time off to travel before returning to the Bay Area where she now serves as a Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and a lecturer. As an anti-bias educator, Marissa strives to create books where Black children can see reflections of themselves and children who do not identify as Black can engage in perspective taking.
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