My name is Matt Bell and I am a children’s book author. I am the father of nine very diverse children from all races and walks of life. I have a series of three children’s books about to be published (July, August and November). All three are funny, illustrated and deal with a particular social issue in which there is a conflict in the community and a resolution. They deal with topics such as segregation, access to services and bigotry.
The first story is called The Jellies and The Crunchers and deals with a community that is sharply divided on how to act, dress, think, and what to eat. There is a great conflict in the town and an even greater resolution led by a brave little girl who brings the community together.
THE JELLIES AND THE CRUNCHERS is a book for all ages, though written for 1st-3rd graders to be read to, and for 4th-8th graders to read on their own. So bring your kids and help us kick this off!