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Educator and Mental Health Professional Detail Having “A Quarantine Birthday” In A New Book

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Educator and Mental Health Professional Detail Having “A Quarantine Birthday” In A New Book

March 15
17:06 2021
Educator and Mental Health Professional Detail Having "A Quarantine Birthday" In A New Book

Tamika Neal and Amanda Turner
Friends and professionals with a background in teaching and mental health, Tamika Neal and Amanda Turner, release “A Quarantine Birthday,” a new children’s book about how a pandemic affected the birthday plans of a young boy

“A Quarantine Birthday” is a pandemic-inspired children’s book that chronicles a young boy’s journey navigating his birthday through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The book was authored by Tamika Neal and Amanda Turner during the stay-at-home order after experiencing their kids’ birthday in quarantine. “A Quarantine Birthday” will be officially released on 31st March 2021 (National Crayon Day), with a live virtual launch party scheduled for 5:30 pm via social media.

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted normalcy across the globe. However, very little focus has been on the impact of the crisis on kids, especially as they struggle with coping with the unexpected changes caused by the pandemic. Consequently, Tamika Neal and Amanda Turner aim to teach kids how to embrace change in unexpected situations, using rhyming and vibrant illustrations as delivered in “A Quarantine Birthday.”

The authors aim to teach emotional skills, including resiliency, positive thinking, flexibility, creativity, and gratitude even in the midst of adversities. The book is particularly unique as it features an African American boy, AJ, telling the story of the pandemic from the standpoint of the African American culture and ultimately increasing the representation of African American books.

“A Quarantine Birthday” details how the pandemic affected AJ’s plans of having an epic birthday party, with his parents staying by his side to make it a memorable day. The relatable book offers an ideal example of using a positive mindset to overcome difficulties while talking about Covid-19, its spread, and ways of staying protected.

The book includes free access to supplemental educational resources at The resources include a book quiz, word search, math activities, parent support blog, and a host of others.

For more information about “A Quarantine Birthday” and other works from Colourful Book Company, please visit – Colourful Book Company can also be found on social media, including Instagram and Facebook.

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Company Name: Colourful Book Company
Contact Person: Amanda Turner and Tamika Neal
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Phone: 224-409-5704
Address:5250 Old Orchard Rd Suite 300
City: Skokie
State: IL 60077
Country: United States