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I Am A Pow Pow Girl!

Manuscript for Writing Competition

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Describe the intended vision for your early childhood book manuscript in 1-2 sentences

I am a Pow Pow Girl tells of Baby Ju who sees siblings off to s chuool while she stays home with Mama Dahlia. During that early period of parent/child bonding she begins to develop her own identity influenced by a cartoon character which she calls a pow pow Girl.

Share your suggested book title

I Am A Pow Pow Girl!

PLEASE USE THE VERSION OF THIS QUESTION AT THE TOP OF THE SUBMISSION FORM: Share a draft of your manuscript (250 word limit, not including title).

Having had dialogue with early childhood care givers, one area of care is that of carefully directing the child towards self identification and individuality.

How has this book been informed by early childhood language development research and evidence? (response minimum 250 Characters)

This manuscript is simple and engaging while reflecting the daily realities of urban families run by single headed households.

Please describe any familiarity you may have with Philadelphia and its residents? (optional question)

Philadelphia. It's music and ethnic local landscape.

How have you crafted this manuscript to resonate with and/or reflect the experiences of those living in urban contexts? (optional question)

Children identify with cartoon characters who may symbolize characteristics that are present. However it is of critical importance that care givers direct them in ways that are healthy and transformative.

Location: Country

Castries, Saint Lucia, West Indies.

Location: State or Department

Saint Lucia

Location: City


Tell us more about you / your team

I am a published author of children's stories. My children's book The Plum Tree was published in 2015. I am active on my island in promoting children's literature.

Provide an example visual identity for a look and feel you might like to achieve. ( (optional question, 3-5 visuals)

Jonathan Gladding was an American Peace Corp Volunteer on the island and the illustrator of The Plum Tree. He has produced outstanding work of island life.

Multiple Choice - Have you been previously published (online, self-published, and print included)?

  • Yes

If yes, please list titles and publications.

The Plum Tree published by Caribbean Reads

Do you have an agent?

  • No

How did you hear about the Challenge? (optional question)

  • Someone in my network (word of mouth)

What best describes you? (optional question)

  • I am/we are creatives, writers, or artists


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Hi just reaching out.
Did you make the Top Ten?

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