My name is Aleisha Kelly, I am the Founder and CEO of 3 Kool Kings. I'm a single mom to three sons, an entrepreneur, and an indie author. I am based in Atlanta, Georgia, and am looking to raise $15,000.
3 Kool Kings is creating literature and products that inspire young black boys. I often see products that focus on encouraging little girls, but rarely see anything that inspires our boys. I want to change that by creating books and products that help to improve their self-belief and self-confidence.
Wordsrated.com states that " In 2020, 12.1% of children's books examined by the CCBC featured a black/ African main character and 7.6% were written by a black/ African author. ". As a mom, I understand how frustrating it is when trying to find a book that interests my children. There's nothing like being able to see images that represent you in literature. I've spoken to other mothers like myself, and they agree that there are not enough books that highlight black children as the main characters. It saddens me that in the year 2023, we are still having conversations about the lack of black representation. All children deserve to see themselves represented in literature.
We recently launched our daily affirmation cards, inspirational apparel, self-guided journals, and our latest book ' Do I Have To Spend My Own Money', authored and illustrated by me. It is a heartwarming children's book that follows the story of Isaiah, a young boy who wants to make a major purchase from his favorite store. However, when his mom advises him to save up and use his own money, Isaiah becomes alarmed and starts to question the value of money. Our goal is to be able to teach children about financial literacy starting as early as possible. This book will help them to learn the concept of how to save and earn money in an exciting way.
3 Kool Kings needs your help to complete this vision and would love for you to assist us in empowering our young black boys across the globe. The funds received will go toward printing costs, shipping, book donations, and marketing.
Thank you for your time and your support!