This Children's Book App Teaches Black Girls They Can Do Anything

Representation matters. When Ameka Ali, founder of Higher Mind Apps, noticed the lack of female heroines in children’s literature, she was moved to create Ameka Love, an interactive picture book app series for children ages 3-10.

The Ameka Love apps, which are now available for purchase in the App Store and Google Play, couple storytelling with simple to use interactions and animations. “The Ameka Love character reinforces empowerment from within. She teaches young girls that the power is inside of you, and that they can be, as well as do, anything they want,” Higher Mind Apps wrote in a press release.

The series centers around a 6-year old Black girl named Ameka, who goes on adventures with her puppy Nubie and magic crystal Kae-Kae. Through the journey with Ameka, young readers are exposed to practical lessons about colors and numbers while being introduced to meditation, yoga, chakras, and community service.

The fourth app, The Enchanted Yoga Garden, is slated to be released soon. The Higher Mind Apps team also has plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the development of an Ameka Love animated series.

Stay up to date with all things Ameka by visiting the Ameka Love website and liking them on Facebook.

Photo: Courtesy of Higher Mind Apps

Deonna Anderson is Junior Editor at For Harriet. Follow her on Twitter @iamDEONNA.


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