GRAND BLANC, Mich. --- A Grand Blanc author is getting the wheels rolling on a new project to empower Black and Brown youth.
Latashia Perry, owner of the new 'Kids Like Mine' mobile book boutique, has written several books about different hair textures and skin colors.
A mother of six, Perry says she created the store to not only inspire children but help parents of all races find multicultural books, toys and apparel.
Right now Perry, says she reads virtually to classes and already has schools from other states looking to bring her in to encourage their students.
“It’s just important for kids to be able to see themselves portrayed in a positive way. We’re often saying that kids aren’t into reading anymore and I think just what it is... they don’t have books they can relate to, when kids can open up books and see characters that look like themselves it makes them more excited about reading," said Latashia Perry, owner of Kids Like Mine mobile bookstore.
Due to the pandemic, Perry says she looks to be operating by March just in time for National Reading Month. Click here to check out the 'Kids Like Mine' website.