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Sunne's Gift : How Sunne Overcame Bullying to Reclaim the Gift

By Karikari-Yawson, Ama, Ms.

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Title: Sunne's Gift : How Sunne Overcame Bullying to Reclaim the Gift  
Author: Karikari-Yawson, Ama, Ms.
Volume: Volume 1
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Philosophy
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Africa
Historic
Publication Date:
2017
Publisher: Milestales
Member Page: Ama Karikari-Yawson

Description
About the Author Ms. Karikari-Yawson earned a BA cum laude in Social Studies from Harvard University, an MBA from the Wharton School and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her unique understanding of social issues, business and the law has enabled her to become a relevant voice on issues as varied as race relations, women's issues, dating, parenting, self-love, hair-bullying and entrepreneurship. Her articles have been published in MSNBC's The Grio, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Madame Noire and other publications. Ms. Karikari-Yawson has also appeared on the Today Show, Al Jazeera's The Stream, The Nate Berkus Show and Fox Business. In 2013 a painful experience in which a barber called her that her son a real "nig***" and said that his hair was not pretty and should be shaved off inspired Ms. Yawson to venture into writing children's books. Her first picture book, Sunne's Gift is about a magical being (magbee) with spirally hair that grows toward the sun named Sunne. Sunne's three straight-haired siblings, who also have magical powers, poke fun of Sunne's hair. Sunne starts beating the spirals of hair to fit in, but as a result... With this story, Ms. Karikari-Yawson hopes to affirm afro-textured hair while promoting a culture of love and acceptance in which readers learn that there is beauty and power in difference and that celebrating diversity is not just "nice to do," it is essential for our survival. Ms. Yawson currently works as a securities lawyer and she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons. She is also the co-founder of Joojos, an artisanal children's shoe company. Ms. Karikari-Yawson can be reached by emailing ama@milestales.com.

Summary
Sunne is a magical being or "magbee". The creator of the planet Wiase, Niame, imbues Sunne with the power of the sun. Sunne's straight-haired siblings, Earth, Watre, and Winde have unique powers of their own. When Sunne is teased and bullied by siblings because of Sunne's natural, kinky, curly, "nappy" and spirally afro-textured hair, Sunne desperately tries to change. Join Sunne as and the other magbees as they learn that there is beauty and power in difference. Sunne's Gift's message of self-love and bullying prevention, coupled with its sci-fi imagery, make it hit with people of all ages.

Excerpt
"We’re all special in our own way. We should celebrate each other every day!"

 

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