Pub Date 05 Jun 2018
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Whether you’re looking for an original gift for your little one, or you simply want some light reading for both of you to enjoy before bedtime, “Simone Visits the Museum” is definitely the right choice.
This lovely children’s book introduces a special little girl named Simone, and tells the story of the exciting day she spends with her mother. Their day together includes a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture where Simone misplaces something she values, making it a great opportunity for Simone to learn about the importance of paying attention to surroundings, responsibility, and family.
With an easy-to-read style, this story resonates with young readers. At the same time, the gorgeous illustrations portray an authentic picture of Washington DC and all that the city has to offer.
o Recent accomplishments include book inclusion at the Smithsonian, the National Park Service, Politics & Prose bookstore, Mahogany Books, the Prince George’s County, Maryland Library System, the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program, and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA).
o “Breathtaking illustrations! … Very well done. Dialogue shines, especially in the kind, loving and respectful language used throughout the family ... Simone expresses curiosity, excitement and gratitude for this adventure, and the story carries a warm, enriching tone of a well-loved family that appreciates their city and the people within it. Tremendous talent shown by both author and illustrator.” — Judge, 26th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
o “Simone Visits the Museum is an awesome book. As a parent, I am thrilled to find a book whose character resonates with my children. As someone who has been in DC for over 30 years it is refreshing to see a story that reflects a positive experience of a young brown girl. The book depicts the city and all it has to offer in a realistic and engaging way. As an entrepreneur, I am so proud of Kelsi for her persistence, commitment and integrity throughout the process.” — Ms. Melissa Bradley, Managing Director, 1863 Ventures
o “This book is delightful. The illustrations are beautiful and impressive. I enjoyed the way the book provided advice to children in a nuanced fashion: the appropriate way to behave in a museum, not being sassy with your parents, and insights on who some of the people who work in a museum are and what they do.” — Mr. George Norfleet, Author of A Pilot's Journey: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman, Curtis Christopher Robinson