“Please Don’t Touch My Magical Hair” is the latest children’s book from the Chocolate Kid Chronicles, written by the mother and son duo, Dr. Vivian Jolley Bea and Charles Bea, Jr. They were invited to A.C. Corcoran Elementary by Principal Quenetta G. White, to make a guest appearance while on their book tour Friday, February 15, 2019.
Charles is a former student at James Simons Elementary School where at the time, White was his principal. The family has since moved out of state, but the third grader loves to read and is a rising star in the tennis world. According to Dr. Bea, children seek to understand their place in the world. “The Chocolate Kid Chronicles shares stories that are unique to children of color while celebrating the beauty and uniqueness of their experiences,” said Bea. “This assurance gives them a sense of pride and confirmation that their stories matter.”
“Please Don’t Touch my Magical Hair” is the first picture book of the series and aims to teach the importance of respecting one’s space while encouraging self-love and confidence. The book features an imaginative and courageous boy named Champ with big, brown eyes whose mission is to share his experiences with the world.
Understanding the importance of education and early childhood literacy, this mother and son team decided to create a diverse picture book series of stories relatable to all children.
Dr. Bea is a Board Certified General Surgeon, specializing in Breast Surgical Oncology. She is also an author, speaker, educator, community activist, and mother of two boys, Caden and Charles. She remains passionate about her community and is the founder of a youth mentorship program.