Simone visita el museo

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Mayhew Pursuits LLC
Publish Date
11.02 X 8.5 X 0.25 inches | 0.93 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Kelsi Bracmort is a native Washingtonian who adores DC and the rich history offered to children and young people of all ages. She was inspired to write this book with the hope that a character like Simone will inspire all children to be proud of who they are, and to explore all that DC has to offer. She earned a B.S. in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, and both a M.S. and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University. She is a participating author in the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program.
Takeia Marie is an illustrator from New York, comic book nerd, lover of food, and self-proclaimed hip-hop enthusiast. She enjoys working with small businesses and individuals with big ideas, having worked with clients such as The Mill, Goode Stuff Publishing, Action Lab, Brooklyn College Community Partnership, and more. Her work has been published in the Glyph Pioneer Award-winning anthology, Artists Against Police Brutality, and has been featured in Black Comix Returns: African-American Comic Art & Culture. When she is not drawing she likes to write and has contributed pieces to The Hip Hop Speakeasy and


"This book ... would no doubt make a first visit more enjoyable and less intimidating for many children."

--Kirkus Reviews (Simone Visits the Museum)

"A ... useful introduction to a popular Washington museum that has an engaging heroine."

--Kirkus Reviews (Simone Visits the Museum)

"Simone Visita el Museo honors the diversity in many of the classrooms in the United States. This book definitely deserves a special and noticeable place in your school or classroom library."

--Ms. Carolina, Founder of Fun for Spanish Teachers

"We need more books about Black kids doing ordinary and extraordinary things especially in Spanish. ... The language [in Simone Visita elMuseo] is really easy and familiar yet with some vocabulary building, perfect for read alouds."

--Ms. Maceo Cabrera Estevez, Founder of Booklandia

"Breathtaking illustrations! ... Very well done. Dialogue shines, especially in the kind, loving and respectful language used throughout the family ... Simone expresses curiosity, excitement and gratitude for this adventure, and the story carries a warm, enriching tone of a well-loved family that appreciates their city and the people within it. Tremendous talent shown by both author and illustrator."

--Judge, 26th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards

"This book is delightful. The illustrations are beautiful and impressive. I enjoyed the way the book provided advice to children in a nuanced fashion: the appropriate way to behave in a museum, not being sassy with your parents, and insights on who some of the people who work in a museum are and what they do."

--Mr. George Norfleet, Author of A Pilot's Journey: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman, Curtis Christopher Robinson

"Simone Visits the Museum is an awesome book. As a parent, I am thrilled to find a book whose character resonates with my children. As someone who has been in DC for over 30 years it is refreshing to see a story that reflects a positive experience of a young brown girl. The book depicts the city and all it has to offer in a realistic and engaging way. As an entrepreneur, I am so proud of Kelsi for her persistence, commitment and integrity throughout the process."

--Ms. Melissa Bradley, Founder at 1863 Ventures