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Crystal Swain-Bates
Crystal Swain-Bates

A native of Atlanta, GA, Crystal Swain-Bates is an author and the owner of Goldest Karat Publishing, a boutique publisher that aims to fill the diversity gap in traditional publishing by providing readers with high quality books featuring characters of African descent. Crystal’s children’s books include “Big Hair, Don’t Care”, “Naturally Me!”, “Supermommy”, “The Colorful Adventures of Zoe & Star”, “The Colorful Adventures of Cody & Jay”, and the natural hair inspired coloring book “Color My Fro”. Crystal holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Florida State University and is an avid world traveler.

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Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire – The Lemonade Escapade

Danny Dollar is a kid with a plan. He is out to become a millionaire and conquer the world. Unfortunately for him, the neighborhood bullies have other plans for Danny, like public humiliation. But when the last person in the world he would have expected enters his life, something happens that he never could have imagined. Along the way in this fun story, Danny is teaching kids about finance, banking, investing and entrepreneurship. WARNING: THIS BOOK MAY RESULT IN LOUD LAUGHTER AND CRAZY TALK ABOUT BECOMING A MILLIONAIRE.

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I Got Bank! What My Granddad Taught Me About Money

Jazz Ellington says to his best friend Marquis, “I got bank!” And he does. At ten years old, he has over $2,000 in the bank, and his savings keep growing. His granddad taught him to save his allowance and set up a bank account to make sure he did. I Got Bank! increases financial awareness while sharing the lives of two African American boys growing up in the city.

Author, Teri Williams, is the president of One United Bank, the largest African-American-owned bank in the U.S.

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I Love My Hair: A Coloring Book of Braids, Coils, and Doodle Dos

For fans of Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest comes a hip, gorgeous doodle coloring book about all things hair. Unlike other adult coloring books, which depict nature scenes and cityscapes, this title celebrates strong, confident women with a passion for style, design, and fashion.

Revel in the mesmerizing patterns and intricate details of Andrea Pippins’s delicate pen-and-ink illustrations, ready for you to color, complete, and embellish. Lose yourself in page after page of bold hairstyles and accessories, from rows of braids, to Mohawks, to sweeping updos, to cascades of ribbons and beads. Be transported to another world as you ink in Medusa’s slithering coiffure, Cleopatra’s elaborate headdress, and Marie Antoinette’s towering bouffant.

Perfect for experienced color-inners and newcomers alike. Coloring enthusiasts of all ages will love this empowering and stylish book. So go ahead—let your hair down, grab some pens or pencils, and add some color to your life.

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