The Violet Book Series was made for YOUR family. Families today are diverse and author, Kenyatta Scott, wanted to create a series that illustrated that everyone can do the right thing!
Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop published an article in 1990 titled “Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors” that speaks about how our society has grown with culture, but our books don’t reflect it. She describes that people of color see through windows, looking in at a world that isn’t like their own.
“When children cannot find themselves reflected in the books they read, or when the images they see are distorted, negative, or laughable, they learn a powerful lesson about how they are devalued in the society of which they are a part.” Children are affected by what they see around them, and it helps them to grow.
For white children, they also suffer from not seeing the true nature of the world around them. It can distort the world around them and their connections to other humans.
Kids do search for themselves in books. While our population continues to grow and change, children do deserve to find connections with a character they are looking for like themselves.
"https://scenicregional.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mirrors-Windows-and-Sliding-Glass-Doors.pdf". January 2018.
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Kenyatta Scott, author of the Violet Book Series, is a self-motivated and self-made entrepreneur. She holds a Masters Degree from Adler School of Professional Psychology in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2012) and attended College of DuPage for her Speech-Language Pathology Assistant degree (2010). She also attended Yale University as an Early Childhood Education Fellow (2003) at the Yale Child Center for Child Development and Early Childhood Education. After working as an SLPA for 6 years in underserved communities, Kenyatta decided to expand upon her knowledge and education. This is what prompted her to open Let's Talk Incorporated (2016).
Let's Talk Incorporated is the vehicle where Kenyatta Scott operates as a Speech Therapy Consultant, servicing all ages and levels of speech therapy development in the greater Chicagoland area. She is also a child advocate, mentor, and motivational speaker. Her previous motivational speaking platforms are on parent education, building self-esteem within youth, and sex education. She also works with faith-based organizations where she advocates for celibacy. Additionally, after finding a love for international travel in 2012, Kenyatta also recognized a need within the African-American community for more exposure, encouraging everyone to expand outside of their comfort zone, travel the world, and experience different cultures.
Kenyatta Scott is a Children's Book Author. She started her first series, The Violet Series (2016), with her first book, "Violet Finds A Dollar" set to debut Oct 2017. This is a morally based Children's Book Series that will follow the life and adventures of Violet. Kenyatta was awarded the 40 Under 40 Young Women's Professional Award in November 2017.