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About Garrett Carter
Coby aspires to be an all-star athlete while Lainey hopes to be a singer. Join the talented siblings as they explore various careers and realize that they have many other dreams too!
Amazon.com Best-selling Author (Children's Multicultural Category), Children's Best-selling Author (Dayton Book Expo), Readers' Favorite Award-winning Author, Featured in HuffPost's Black Voices
In the world of children's books, there is underrepresentation of African American characters featured as protagonists. As an award-winning and best-selling author, Dr. Garrett Carter is chipping away at this void. It is important for children to read stories with characters who are similar to and different than them. Introducing Coby and Lainey to children of color allows them to see themselves and their culture reflected as they read. Additionally, other children will see that someone who does not look like them might still share many of their thoughts, talents, and dreams.
The author, a former middle school teacher and current school administrator, also believes that children should not limit themselves to one particular dream. What happens if that athletic or singing career does not work out? Too many children have not considered this question seriously. The author is not discouraging children from dreaming of becoming the next superstar athlete or singer. He is simply encouraging children to have additional dreams. For these reasons, Dr. Carter proudly presents "Coby's Athlete and Career Series" and "Lainey's Singer and Career Series!"