Author’s Book Helps Children When They Begin to See Race and Notice Differences

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Nationwide via — Ella: Who Am I? by La’Shaun Garcia is a children’s book about learning and understanding one’s culture and ethnicity in a fun way for all children and families. How to help answer the question of differences through example. The book features beautiful illustrations and simple text to show a child’s curiosity and boldness through the love of family and togetherness.

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The synopsis:

Meet Ella. She’s a curious five-year-old who loves to play, and she’s about to discover a little more about her heritage! When Ella goes to kindergarten, she realizes that she doesn’t look like the other kids. Her teacher, Mrs. Chang, suggests that Ella ask her parents about their culture. And so begins an entertaining and educational journey as Ella explores her American culture and her parents’ heritage. Through this multicultural book series, Ella discovers that learning about your family can be fun!

Garcia’s most recent book to date, the 7×10 color paperback in the fiction / cultural heritage category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $14.95. Ella: Who Am I? is also available in its 8.5 x 11 color casebound edition for $19.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

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