Mother-Daughter Duo Release There’s Magic In My Hair!, Second Book In Popular I Am Ila Bean Series, To Celebrate The Beauty Of Diversity, Inclusion

March 16 21:27 2020
“There’s Magic In My Hair!, the latest book following series protagonist Ila Bean, celebrates the beauty of diversity and the power of black hair, proving to be a must-read for every kid!”

Charlotte, NC – The second book in the popular I Am Ila Bean series, There’s Magic In My Hair! teaches children around the world the power of diversity and inclusivity, including the importance of celebrating the beauty and power of black hair.

Written by African American mother-daughter duo, Ericka Gibson and nine-year-old Ila, follow series protagonist Ila Bean as she navigates the world around her. Discovering important lessons about both herself and the diverse world she lives in, not all proves positive. Featuring important, touching, and difficult lessons on black hair and the journey to celebrating its magic and power, Ila Bean shares a deep, personal experience that reflects the lives of many young African American girls worldwide.

As kids make fun of others based on appearance, others, like nine-year-old Ila, choose to channel their energy to spread a message of positivity. Inspired by Ila’s love for reading, she noticed a lack of diversity and inclusivity in the books she read for fun. Wanting to see characters that looked more like her, she turned her own experiences with painful bullying about her hair into lessons for today’s world in this exciting series.

“I am so excited to share Ila Bean’s journeys with other kids,” remarked Ericka Gibson.

Exploring powerful themes of diversity and inclusion, the book also increases minority representation in children’s literature to empower kids across the country. Familiarizing today’s youth with the beauty and power of black hair and the importance of inclusion, Ila Bean’s journey helps to repair broken spirits at a time when similar issues of diversity and inclusive have to be legislated to achieve vital societal progress.

Available for purchase on Amazon, There’s Magic In My Hair! helps young readers celebrate and value the beauty of diversity and inclusivity. The mother-daughter duo released their first book, Ila Bean and the Perfect Pup, in late 2019. “This one is going to be just as great as the first,” commented Ila Gibson.

The children’s series will continue to expand with inspiration from Ila’s own experiences in today’s ever-changing world, and mom Ericka’s personal and professional interest in motivating young girls to share their gifts and love for reading.

To learn more about the I Am Ila Bean series, please visit or “Ila Bean” on Instagram and Facebook.

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City: Charlotte
State: NC 28208
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