Initially courted by children’s book publisher Candlewick Press and global publishing giant Harper Collins for over a year, Bynum made the decision to helm the series through her own Workhouse Road Productions in tandem with Levy Books and Downtown Bookworks – securing an exclusive deal with retail monolith Target in the process. Subsequent titles in the series include I’m A Lovely Little Latina! (February 2013), Hooray! I’m A Girl In The USA! (March 2013) and I’m An Awesome Asian Girl! (April 2013).
Bynum has also expanded The I’m A Girl Collection to include a line of dolls celebrating an array of hues and hair textures which will arrive in stores in time for Christmas season 2013. Esteemed doll manufacturer Madame Alexander has signed on to exclusively fabricate the series of 18” vinyl dolls designed by illustrator Lawrence Christmas (Jim Henson, Nickelodeon).
Here is our first look at the pages within:
“I carry the love of our girls and our women in my heart so deeply. There is no book on the market that celebrates little black girls in the way they should be celebrated and honored. The bottom line is that it serves our girls in a way that they’ve long been ignored.”