YBL caught up with Corey D. Williams, author of children's book, Justin the Good Listener to ask him a few questions. Check out his answers below!
Tell us a little about your book.
Justin the Good Listener is about exploring a day with a kid name Justin as he teaches readers through his actions how to be a SUPER GOOD LISTENER.
What was your inspiration for writing Justin the Good Listener?
Growing up my mom would always tell me “I should never have to tell you things twice!” As an adult, I found myself saying that same phrase to kids. Being a creative, the book idea came to me immediately!
What do you hope young readers will learn from your book?
I hope young readers learn that it’s cool to be a good listener!!
What was your favorite book as a child?
My favorite books I remember reading as a child are The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and Caps for Sale by Ann Marie Mulhearn, because I believe I got a copy of the book autographed by the author!
Do you think diversity in children’s books is important? If so, why?
I believe that diversity is the most important thing! I created this book with that idea in mind to show the world there is a character who is a little black boy that comprehends and listens. What is publicized in the media about black children is not the full story about us.
Here’s how you can get a copy of Justin the Good Listener:justinthegoodlistener.com - If you’d like author Corey D. Williams to come to your child’s school/ event to do a reading, please email email@example.com
Keep up to date with Justin the Good Listener and author Corey D. Williams on Instagram & Facebook: @justinthegoodlistener & @Corey_demon.
**Audio and visuals for the book coming soon**