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Daria Peoples-Riley Writes A Powerful New Book Honoring America’s Children of Color

Image Credits: Daria Peoples-Riley 2021

Today I spoke with acclaimed author-artist Daria Peoples-Riley about her powerful new book, America, My Love, America, My Heart that challenges readers of all ages to confront bias, prejudice, and discrimination by reflecting on the questions that many people of color have pondered in one way or another like, “America, do you love me? My black, My brown, My pride, My crown?”, and “Do you love my brave? Do you love my bold? Am I to have” Am I to hold?”

© 2021 by Daria Peoples-Riley/Greenwillow Books/Harper Collins Publishers

Beautifully written and illustrated, I look forward to sharing this book with my granddaughters soon.

America My Love, America My Heart is part of my Amazon “Great Ideas” list today!

Daria Peoples-Riley grew up in Paso Robles, California, and is the daughter of a children’s librarian. A household of rich culture—American Indian, Cuban, French, black and Irish—Daria and her two younger brothers grew up on gumbo and red beans and rice. She has a degree in English from UC Santa Barbara. She earned her Masters in Education from Regis University and worked for ten years as a middle school teacher. She lives in Las Vegas with her basketball-coach husband, ballerina daughter, and a basketball-player son. She is the author-illustrator of This is It and I Got Next.

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Daria Peoples-Riley Writes A Powerful New Book Honoring America’s Children of Color


I'm still trying to figure it out too! I'm a child of God that has a lot to say. I've been given a platform on the air to say it but I tend to be a bit lengthy so enter my website. The "confessions" you see on my website are not the gossip kind but rather conversations with artists, authors, speakers and teachers within the faith-based community. Also, my journey has been colorful, rich and sometimes really hard so, I look for answers and respite through writing. My mom wanted me to write a book  and I'm working on that, so bear with me as I fumble my way through. I'm working on balancing my extremely fun work life with my personal life that is filled with challenges these days. I know that God will see me to victory so... welcome to my life. ~Randi

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