Not to put a damper on the meaning behind why we get this day off. I mean, it is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day — give him his props. The thing is, if we ("we" starts in the black community) don’t do something to better inspire/teach/correct/mentor/parent our children, I’m afraid that the children of the dream will continue to do just that. Dream. Here’s a recent comment I received from a reader:
I have been looking around in my *expletive* town for a book with your illustrations for months. I have been to all the bookstores in town. Even the giant one and I had no luck. I made a sad observation. I have not found a single children's book with illustrations / stories of black kids. I was surprised and disappointed.
That is sad. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I’m taking my 4-year old son to the bookstore and buying him a book. And I’m gonna read it to him. Of course, knowing my son, he’ll probably read it to me.