Bed-Stuy Teacher Takes On Representation With New Children's Book

A few weeks into remote learning in June, Alexis Clark decided she was going to send her second-graders a gift.

The Bed-Stuy native knew her young students — many with internet issues — were struggling to connect to class through a computer screen. Mailing them a book to all read together might help, she thought.

But there was just one problem.

Missing her students in June, Alexis Clark decided to send them books, but couldn’t find any with characters of color — so, she wrote one.

Missing her students in June, Alexis Clark decided to send them books, but couldn’t find any with characters of color— so, she wrote one. […]

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