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publisher :
Ceece Kelley
Soaring Kite Books

Founded in April 2020, Soaring Kite Books is a small independent publisher formed to give a voice and a presence to underrepresented main characters in children's books. According to 2019 children's publishing statistics, characters with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds make up only 27% of children's books. While children can learn important values from book characters of any background, it builds children's confidence and self-esteem to see and read literature featuring characters that look like them. Are you passionate about representation too? Shop our diverse titles today!

Soaring Kite Books publishes stories about Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and underrepresented (Disability, LGBTQ+, Neurodiverse, etc.) protagonists that are rooted in culture and family. We focus on 0-4 and 4-8 picture books and, most recently, 6-9 graphic novels.

Children's books
Beginning January 1, 2022, Soaring Kite Books will be distributed exclusively by Lerner Publisher Services.