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Dr. Deidra L. Nelson

Dr. Nelson, a multifaceted professional with a commendable background as a former Army officer, dedicated wife, and mother of twins, brings a wealth of experience to her latest endeavor as a children's book author. Drawing from her rich tapestry of experiences as both an educator and a parent, Dr. Nelson recognized a crucial gap in children's literature: the representation of characters of color.

Driven by her commitment to diversity and inclusion, Dr. Nelson embarked on a noble mission to fill this void by creating children's books that authentically reflect the vibrant diversity of her community and her own family. Her passion for storytelling, honed through engaging sessions with her sons and students, serves as the foundation for her creative works.

Through her books, Dr. Nelson not only provides children with captivating stories but also instills in them a sense of pride and belonging by showcasing characters who look like them and share similar experiences. Her dedication to promoting diversity in children's literature is both commendable and necessary in a world where representation matters deeply.

Dr. Deidra L. Nelson's journey from military service to education and now to children's literature exemplifies her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on future generations. Her efforts to promote diversity and inclusion through her storytelling are both inspiring and invaluable.


Latest Works


"Let's Hear it For Alex"

5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful story

Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2024

Way to go Alex! You just picked up another fan! Such an heartwarming story that I'm sure must have been inspired by a real life Alex. In a world where kids, teens, and even adults compete for clicks, Alex demonstrates what really matters in the world, the hearts and minds of humanity. Also wanted to say that the illustrations and visual appeal of this book and other children's books by the author is really working. On all levels, this books rocks!

" Morninglory Family Breakfasts"

5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining breakfast adventures with the Morninglory Family

Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2023

This is a delightful children’s book filled with whimsy and warmth. The charming narrative follows Len, Shelly, and Lee as they navigate the unpredictable nature of their momma’s breakfast surprises. The story cleverly turns into a detective mission, highlighting the power of love and affection in transforming grumpy mornings into delightful feasts. With its heartwarming message, imaginative twists, and amazing illustrations, this book is a perfect recipe for joy and family bonding.

"Straight Lines"

5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Story for "Children" of All Ages

Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2024

When I first read Straight Lines, my first thought was that it was targeted for the younger reader, but ironically the message seemed to be more for the older reader. But then I reread the story, which I liked a lot, and thought about it a bit differently. Let me explain. Grandpa is stuck in his ways. He mows his lawn a certain way and is afraid to go on a class reunion and leave that responsibility with his grandson, afraid that his grandson just might mow the lawn his own way, a different way. He’d rather give up the trip than be a little more broadminded. His wife convinces him to take a chance and well, you can guess that he’s not unhappy with the outcome.

My second reading helped me realize that the power of this story is good for the younger reader, too. The grandson sticks to his guns. Sometimes when you know you’re right, it makes sense to follow your heart. You can teach the old folks a lesson.

I recommend this book to children of all ages—the one who is reading it and the one being read to. Or, maybe, they will read the book together. A heartwarming story that sends a powerful message. 5 stars.

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