Parent and Teacher Reviews


"Definitely one of my child’s favorite books to read. He loves the bold and colorful artwork."

Karah Williams

"Cute book. Nice pictures of little brown boys affirming their awesomeness."

LaKeshia Coleman

"As an occupational therapist, I truly appreciate having material which I can use with my students."

Valerie James

"My son enjoys every part of this book. He’s so happy to see little boys who look like him."

Derrick Davis

I really wanted a book for my 1 year old son that had characters that looked like him and that had a positive message about self love and this is perfect

Alisha Motley


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Dr. Thomishia "Mishi" Booker launched Hey Carter! after being disappointed in the lack of representation for Black boys in children’s books. Hey Carter! is inspired by her son, Carter and now daughter Truly. Dr. Booker earned a Master’s in Social Work and a Doctorate in Education Counseling Psychology. She is a licensed therapist and began her career working in early childhood mental at a non profit in San Jose where she is from. Dr. Booker supports schools, districts, and child care centers with the training and education goals.

Bookmarks: Celebrating Black voices

Brown Boy Joy was chosen for the Netflix original series Bookmarks because it aligned with the Teaching Tolerance for Social Justice Curriculum used to create the show. Brown Boy Joy is read by Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, and actress Jill Scott.