Derrick Jakolby Washington, well-known author, philanthropist and motivational speaker, has just released two new children’s affirmation coloring books that are sure to inspire and empower young minds of color. “Son, You Matter! 25 Powerful Affirmations for Black & Brown Boys” and “A Special Little Girl. Affirmations to Color By” are expected to be a massive hit with children around the world and were created to give kids tools to build confidence, embrace their uniqueness, and foster resilience.

When asked about his inspiration behind the books, Washington says, “Writing these books has been a heartfelt journey for me. As an uncle, mentor and children’s book author, I’ve seen firsthand the transformative power of positive affirmations in the lives of young people.” He continues, “Affirmations are more than just words; they’re seeds planted in young minds that grow into a strong sense of self-worth and empowerment. By combining these affirmations with the creative joy of coloring, I hope to provide a fun and meaningful way for children to internalize these positive messages. Watching a child light up with confidence as they color their way through these affirmations is the greatest reward. These books are my way of contributing to a brighter, more self-assured future for every young reader.”

“Son, You Matter! 25 Powerful Affirmations for Black & Brown Boys” is a groundbreaking coloring book crafted to uplift Black & Brown boys with 25 potent affirmations. Each page features a captivating illustration for coloring, paired with an empowering affirmation to instill confidence and self-worth. It dives into a journey of self-discovery and resilience, nurturing the spirit of young boys with every stroke of the crayon.

“A Special Little Girl” is an inspiring activity book that combines the joy of coloring with the power of positive affirmations. Tailored for children ages 5-10, this engaging book helps build confidence and celebrate uniqueness through beautifully illustrated pages and empowering words.Each coloring activity is paired with a positive statement, encouraging young girls to embrace their individuality and foster self-worth. This book is not only a fun artistic escape but also a tool for parents and caregivers to help their children grow in confidence and resilience.

Both books are filled with engaging illustrations and positive messages that will not only entertain children but also encourage them to develop a healthy sense of self-worth and resilience. Washington’s unique approach to affirmations and coloring books makes these titles a valuable addition to any child’s library.

Derrick Jakolby Washington is a passionate advocate for the empowerment of young minds and firmly believes in the power of positive affirmations to shape a child’s self-perception. With the release of “Son, You Matter! 25 Powerful Affirmations for Black & Brown Boys” and “A Special Little Girl. Affirmations to Color By”, he hopes to inspire children of all backgrounds to embrace their uniqueness and value.

Both books are now exclusively available at his website,


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