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ABOUT THE BOOK.

Too Fly Not To Fly serves as a socio-emotional learning tool for ages Pre-K-3rd grade to critically examine issues impacting their lives, through the lens of the black child. With corresponding questions for each letter of the alphabet, this reflective resource playfully explores societal and media representation, colorism, gender binaries, mental health and more! 

FEATURED IN CHICAGO READER

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I’m incredibly moved by the powerful images and know this book will have a long-lasting impact on all the students it reaches.
— Arielle Shanker, Educator
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MEET THE
AUTHORS.

Briana McLean and Desmond Owusu are the co-creators of Too Fly Not To Fly. Briana and Desmond met while teaching in Chicago Public Schools on the south side of the city. Their friendship and artistic collaboration began from there. Briana and Desmond believe in the power of culturally relevant learning. Through their creation of Too Fly Not To Fly, Desmond and Briana seek to provide an outlet for young children to begin the deconstruction of various societal hierarchies using the alphabet. 

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