Dear M&M Incorporated,
It’s my understanding you are looking for more diversity in picture books. Please consider ASHE ON THE OUTSIDE.
What’s it like to be born a boy but feel like a girl? For six-year old Ashe, he hides behind his curly cues. But when he finally confesses to his sister he whirls and twirls in a swirl of pink and sparkle only to discover who’s on the inside matters the most.
Most recently, I was honored with a 2019 #PBChat Mentorship. I’m a SCBWI Member participating in conferences and writing workshops. And in addition, I was awarded a one-year diversity scholarship with 12×12. I’m actively engaged with two critique groups.
I have 25 picture book manuscripts at various stage of development with five that are submission ready.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Ashe snuck into his sister’s bedroom.
He tried on a dress. The one with his favorite color.
He gazed into the mirror. “Beautiful!”
He whirled and twirled in a swirl of sparkle and violet.
“Ashe!” cried Maya. “Why are you wearing my dress?”
Ashe froze ballerina straight. “It feels good.”
“But you’re a boy!”
“Only on the outside,” said Ashe.