A fun, lively story of Black family and cousin culture that celebrates individuality and embraces differences.
Fitting in can be hard, but standing out isn’t easy either!
Every summer a young girl eagerly waits for her cousins to come visit and celebrate her birthday. All her cousins are unique in their own ways and have earned cool nicknames for themselves… except for the girl. But this year things are going to be different. This year before summer ends, she’s determined to earn her own nickname!
Filled with warmth, love, and laughter, When My Cousins Come to Town brings all the energy and love of a big family to prove that you don’t need to be anyone else to be special―just the way you are is exactly right!
This book will be released on May 4, 2021.
Angela Shanté is the award-winning author of The Noisy Classroom, a picture book about her time as a classroom teacher. She grew up in New York City where she first fell in love with words and teaching. Angela received a Master’s in Elementary Education with a focus on literacy and later went back to school to receive an MFA in Creative Writing. With one leg in education and the other in the creative world; Angela marries her two passions by creating creative content for young readers across all mediums. Angela currently lives in Southern California with her husband and dog (Blue).
She is available for virtual school visits and offer various educational workshops including options for kid/teen and adult learning. Follow her journey on Instagram
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