Making History by Writing Our Own Stories

Lauren Simone Publishing House, named after Dr. John's daughters, Olivia Lauren and Alyssa Simone, is a black- and woman-owned publishing service. In 2019, the Cooperative Book Center reported that out of 4,029 children's books, only 219 were written by Black people. Our mission is to increase that number by publishing diverse authors and illustrators to create diverse, multicultural, and inclusive children's books for all to enjoy.

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Team Music and Team Care are two music teams competing at a talent show in Connecticut, who meet face to face at the Talent Show and compete for the coveted title of Best Talent.

Operating Hours

Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: 11am to 7pm

Wednesdays: 11am to 7pm

Thursdays: 11am to 7pm

Fridays: 11am to 4pm

Saturdays: 9am to 4pm

Sundays: Closed

Holidays: Closed

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This is a beautiful way of showing that in order to be friends with someone you don't have to be the same. Being different is what makes each person special. What a boring world this would be if we were all that same.

Yvette Phillips

New York


Children will enjoy the bright illustrations. It would be most beneficial if teachers would discuss this book in their classrooms because it addresses so many different areas. For example, young readers will see that it's okay to have a different religion than others.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

North Carolina


I love the vulnerability of the characters. It confront possible insecurities, owning what may be seen as odd, but instead it encourages the reader to own it, own your unique design.

Dalton Richards

New York