On November 2nd 2015, The Helena Joy Company, LLC launched the first of a series of books under the brand Cyan Canvas. The first book is called Cyan Canvas Presents: TRACI. The books will explore the journey of four young girls of different ethnicities and backgrounds that begin their discovery of art and each other. First, we meet Traci, a young African-American girl with Caribbean roots whose dream of getting into an art career is awakened by a school assignment.
Traci A. Brown is a typical 10 year old, in a typical American family. However her dreams and vision for her life are anything but typical. A school assignment to write an essay about making her dreams come through will change Traci’s life forever, but she must first overcome her family’s expectation that she “fits in.” Traci finds an ally in her grandmother, who years before chose a career path that was unconventional on the Caribbean island where she was born. With her grandmother’s wisdom and support, Traci gains the confidence she needs to be true to herself. Along the way Traci finds out that she is not the only one with unusual goals. In fact, she finds three other girls whose dreams might bond them together for life.
Traci is the debut character in the “Cyan Canvas” series created by breakout author Maria E. Manning. “I wanted to create a wholesome book that explores the world of art while inspiring young girls to pursue their dreams – no matter how unconventional they may be,” Manning said. “As I developed the character of Traci, the idea of a book grew into a series of books that seek to empower children.”
Manning said that the central themes of the book also include self-esteem, friendship and career choices, but told through the eyes of her characters – who are of different races, ethnicities and backgrounds – makes the book an interesting read for children and adults alike. Although created for 2nd to 4th graders, Manning said she hopes that parents read the book with their children because it can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Cyan Canvas Presents: TRACI is the first book in the “Cyan Canvas” series, produced by The Helena Joy Company, LLC.
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