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The Little Edible Tree

A book about eating broccoli

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

I intend to show how a child's imagination can run away from them with thoughts of a food they do not like. But if they give it a try, they just might like it.

Share your suggested book title

The Little Edible Trees

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

The caregiver will be able to help the child visualize the concepts on the pages by identifying body parts as they read. Caregivers will also be able to encourage healthy eating habits at an early age.

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

I live in Philadelphia. I was born in Philadelphia and raised in Philadelphia.

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

I hope that when reading this book the audience will be able to assist a child in learning healthy food is good for you and can be good to eat. Growing up in Philadelphia, I saw that many kids, friends and even myself were not taught to make have healthy choices. Eating habits start as a child and as they grow eating healthy will not be a struggle for them. My goal is to do a book about different vegetables and how they may seem scary but really good to eat. My hope is to encourage a child to make healthy food choices. I believe that if they start young we could put an end or lower the rate of childhood obesity.

Location: Country

United States

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Location: City


Website URL (optional question)

I have written a book entitled "Loving Me, Loving Me Naturally" and it can be found on my website My Instagram page is

Tell us more about you / your team

I am an African American mother of 3, who is dedicated to helping young ladies learn to love themselves the way they were created, naturally. Knowing that they are made perfectly needing no enhancements or additions. In a world that is so focused on looks and everyone wanting to change their image in one way or another, I want to encourage young ladies to know they are beautiful inside and out because they were born that way. I am in the process of working on a Non-Profit status to start the Loving Me, Loving Me Naturally Organization. An organization that will provide programs and services to teach, encourage and assist in the development of young African American girls.

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

pg1-line 1&2, pg2-line 3&4, pg3-line five to the comma, pg4-rest of line 5, pg5-line 6, pg6-line 7, pg7- line 8, pg8-line 9 stop at develop, pg9-rest of line 9 and the beginning of 10 stop at stomach, pg10-stop at trees, pg11- stop at everthing, pg 12-all of mommy says and pg 13-rest of book. The cover would be a plate of broccoli. The images will be very vivid and show the inside body parts and an exaggeration of the thoughts of the girl like a complete forest in her stomach.

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

  • Yes

If yes, please list titles and publications.

Loving Me, Loving Me Naturally- Self Published

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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Is it me?
I don't see the story.

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It's in an attachment, Dawn.

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