– Kevin Powell, author of WHEN WE FREE THE WORLD, and an upcoming biography of Tupac Shakur
November 26, 2020 – Dorsey Spencer Jr’s new book “Worms Are a Yummy Snack” is not only an excellent read for children, but it also teaches the young audience to appreciate cultural diversity. Dorsey began to write as a way to uplift and highlight the experiences and voices of underrepresented communities. It is essential for the younger generation living in a multicultural society to be exposed to literary content that represents diverse cultures to do away with stereotypes. While books like Worms Are A Yummy Snack are a delight for all children, it also meets the demands of representation of the black community among others. The book is a perfect medium of social, emotional learning that incorporates characters, situations, and activities that children can relate to and enjoy.
Worms Are A Yummy Snack is about Chase’s first fishing trip with his father. He is very excited about fishing but gets more than he bargains for when things don’t go according to plan. The book is a delightful story that showcases a loving relationship between father and son. It allows parents, caregivers, and young readers to positively discuss themes of patience, expression, anger, emotional management, joy, resilience, perseverance, and dealing with failure. The book introduces children to the joys of fishing and how it could turn into a yummy family dinner. It cultivates interest in outdoor activity rather than remaining glued to devices and gadgets all day long.
Author Dorsey Spencer Jr’s creative narration in Worms Are A Yummy Snack conjures up the perfect image of a child’s world of wonder, fascination, and awe when being exposed to something new.
The book has been favorably reviewed by critics like ALLAN BOOMER, Managing Partner of Momentum Advisors and Father of 3 who said:
“Dorsey Spencer is a rising star in children’s literary fiction. His words excite the senses and teach valuable life lessons, like patience and perseverance.”
KEVIN POWELL, author of WHEN WE FREE THE WORLD, and an upcoming biography of Tupac Shakur remarked,
“In a universe where Black fathers and Black sons are seemingly forever under attack, here is a humble and beautiful book about that relationship between a boy and a man. It does not matter what is going on in the outside world. What matters is the love and bond between this father and son.”
Dorsey Spencer Jr. is an educator, author, and owner of See Us Fly LLC, an independent publishing company committed to representation in literature. A graduate of Temple University (B.S.), the University of Massachusetts Amherst (M.Ed.), and Florida State University (Ph.D.), Dorsey resides in New York with his wife and two children. Dorsey established See Us Fly LLC which aims to publish multicultural and diverse content. Dorsey hopes his work will contribute to the growing body of literature that portrays Black men and boys positively, especially in father-son relationships.
Dorsey’s vision is to use storytelling like Worms are a Yummy Snack to develop young minds while shaping and encouraging identity formation.
For more information: https://www.seeusfly.com/our-books