Reading is fundamental and as children we all had one favorite book we’ll never forget! In 2017, the black community has experienced too many deaths of young brown boys and it’s time for us as a people to begin talking to our youth about how the world views them. Daphnie Glenn said enough is enough,put her pen to paper and wrote a book titled Brown Boy while beginning a movement for everyone to #StarttheConversation. Listen to Daphnie talk about the journey towards writing this book, how YMPs can get involved with our youth and all the great things she has in store to continue to empower our youth in informing them about how they can be great in this world!
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Daphnie Glenn is an Upstate SC native and resident who recently self-published Brown Boy, "an illustrated story for children of color that helps start tough conversations surrounding social issues." To pick up your copy visit brownboybook.com or @brownboybook on Instagram.
Here’s a snippet from our conversation, where she discussed why she decided to write and self-publish the book and her plans for the future.