The Mascot Promoting Awareness and self confidence among urban Youth
Lil Herbie is the latest black male character to inspire children of color to break free from limitations so they can enjoy learning and growth.
Proper representation of diverse races, ethnicities, and cultures in media is a powerful tool for empowering oppressed communities/ With the heightening racial tensions, it is more important than ever for young black children to see themselves represented by popular characters. Lil Herbie takes that mission one step further by displaying children of colors' talents and potential. As the official mascot for Every 1 Voice Matters, the character allows African American children to envision achieving the same accomplishments as other people.
Lil Herbie Book Series
Herbie's New Home
Being a grandparent is an amazing job. Having a grandchild that has some challenges can be hard. Herbie was challenged with stuttering, not quite an unfamiliar challenge to his grandmother. She too was challenged with stuttering as a young child. Herbie's grandmother was determined to make the challenge a lot easier for him, by writing this very affectionate story for Herbie.
Children who stutter will experience many different emotions on any given day. Becoming frustrated can be an acceletrator to their inability to vocalize their thoughts. These fun books will allow your child to see what he or she can bring to the lives of others, and how special they really are!
Herbie Goes to School
This is book two of the Lil Herbie Series Book Collection aimed at children ages four to ten.
Herbie's family has moved to another state and bought a new home, and now Lil Herbie must go to a new school and make new friends. He is afraid and doesn't want to go. He fears all the kids will laugh at him because he stutters. But he finally goes to school, and soon he realizes it is not as bad as he thought.
Often the thing you fear the most turns out to be just in your own mind. Whatever kids are dealing with, weather it be stuttering, low self-esteem, or anything else, each child's voice matters, and they should always know they are special too.
Herbie's New Friend
In his third book, Herbie’s New Friend, Herbie learns what true friendship looks like when Reggie, a new kid at school, stands up for Herbie after bullies ridicule him for his stutter.Not only does Reggie stand up for Herbie, but he also instills wisdom beyond his years—that everyone is created differently with talents that make you special in your own way. Equating Herbie’s stuttering with his own poor eyesight, Reggie convinces Herbie of the truth: that nothing is wrong with them, and they are perfectly unique as they are.