After being disappointed in the lack of books with children of color as the main character, Dr. Thomishia Booker created Hey Carter! Books. Earning a Masters in Social Work and Doctorate in Education Counseling Psychology she spent the early part of her career working in Early Childhood Mental Health. Her background serves as a foundation for writing books focused on building self-confidence and pride among children of color.
Hey Carter! Books is increasing diversity in children's books. Children of color deserve to see a positive image of themselves in books. Stories help unlock a child's imagination. Imagine only seeing the world through the eyes of people who look nothing like you? Repetition is key in developing a child's self confidence. Children need to hear affirmations frequently to thrive. Hey Carter! Books supports you in speaking life into your child as you read to them.