Two sisters are working on children's books that share a positive and inspiring message to children of color. Aja Owens and Adrienne Draper have published five children's books since beginning. They believe in making sure children from underserved area are represented in literature.
All of their literary works are self-published. The sisters gained inspiration to begin publishing while at a camp. They served as mentors to the campers, teaching self-publishing. Both sisters are accomplished and active in their communities.
Aja Owens and Adrienne Draper have successfully published a collection of children's books that focus on families of color.
The sisters attribute their success in the children's literary space to their strong community and family background.
As a child, Draper couldn't relate to the books she was exposed to in school because they didn't feature African American children.
"Owens and Draper pride themselves in creating stories that Black and Brown children can identify with. Their goal is for their books to leave a lasting impression on kids who can model the positive messages found in their stories."