“I can’t wait to read ‘Braiding Crowns of Friendship’ to my 3-year-old daughter, who is a black and brown child (Sri Lankan and Jamaican). I want my child to know that she is “different,” and that “different” is not a bad word. Everyone has differences, and we need to learn to celebrate those. This book will empower my child and other children to embrace diversity in life. I hope my daughter finds her “Little Friend” to share memories with throughout her life. Having strong family and friends is important for our children to become strong and confident men and women. You have done a great job, Christine Aldrich, in creating a book with so many strong themes for our kids to learn from.”