“Because I Am Loved”: Children’s Book Author B. Keith Fulton Shares New Book About His Disabled Sister ShaunaLeave a Comment
In October, I was contacted by renowned writer and illustrator Jerry Craft about a children’s book he illustrated, Shauna, that featured a disabled girl of color protagonist. Being that I had put out a call to spotlight more diversity within children’s books, particularly those with disabled people of color characters and/or written by disabled or able-bodied authors of color, I was elated to learn about this new book. Jerry connected me with the book’s author, B. Keith Fulton, and B. Keith and I did a phone interview towards the end of that month.
I wanted to share the interview I conducted with B. Keith about his vision for the book, why it meant so much to him to share his sister’s, Shauna, story with the world in this capacity, and how authoring a book with such a powerful message impacted him.
Without further ado, B. Keith Fulton ramps his voice about Shauna: