And they say kids don't read, how about these kids who write!

If you believe what the media says, kids aren't into reading these days.
Well, let me be the first to tell you that kids aren't just reading, they're writing books too!
Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley launched the Brown Kids/Brown Teens line from their publishing company Brown Girls Publishing.

And this December, Brown Girls Kids will release a collection of Christmas stories written by three young ladies, Morgan Billingsley, Jackie Lee and Gabrielle Simone.
These three authors are under the age of 16!

The Perfect Present will be released on December 9th.

Three amazing stories about the magic of Christmas and discovering what really matters when it comes to celebrating the season!
 Operation: Santa is Real
Max and Mickey are twins who share everything! A love of sno cones, video games, and Christmas…especially Santa Claus. But Max no longer believes in Santa and Mickey is on a mission to convince her brother that Santa is real. But when her plan backfires, Mickey may find herself on Santa’s naughty list. And when all is said and done, the M and M twins will learn what really matters when it comes to celebrating the season.
 Friending the Grinch
Jasmine can’t seem to find her Christmas spirit. A new girl named Jayla has stolen her joy, and some of her friends. Between her conniving and lying, Jayla is ruining Jasmine’s life. But Jasmine is the only one that can see Jayla for the Grinch that she is. Everyone else is fooled by her sob story of a tough life. Can Jasmine get her family and friends to see the truth? Or will Jayla help her discover a few things about herself?
 The Littlest Elf
Kylie is small. The tiniest elf in Santa’s workshop and she can’t seem to do anything right. After nearly ruining Christmas, she finds herself wondering if she will ever be good enough to work for Santa. Following a worldwind adventure, she finds that she was closer to the answer than she thought. Join Kylie as she discovers the real meaning of Christmas!  
Also available from Brown Girls Kids: 

 Anything I Wanna Be will help you realize you are amazing!
It's great to be young, brown and a girl. When you tap into the power of that dynamic combination you can be anything you want to be. When you’re young, energy and excitement propels you forward. When you’re a brown girl, in all our varying shades, you have strength because if you can walk boldly in that golden, God-given skin, you are fearless!

 Oh yes, no matter what comes your way, sadness or gladness, you can take bad and make it good and you can turn good times into great joys. Inside these pages are powerful poems that will ignite your soul and uplifting stories to motivate you to keep on keeping on. Whatever it is you want to be. . . this fun compilation piece was written to help you shine. Read it, let it motivate and encourage you and guide you on your journey as you discover the greatness in YOU!


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