As I began to read Kool Kids and the Land of Giants, I found myself singing the lyrics, Giants, the bigger they are they harder they fall by Donald Lawrence. In this book siblings and relatives engage in play only to be confronted by temptation and health problems in the form of GIANTS like OBESITY. A darkness seems to loom over their community as indicated by the FOOD DESERT which highlights an absence of healthy food options. As a result many kids and adults are overtaken by diabetes, unhealthy body weight, other health and hygiene concerns.

That is until the mini heroes armed with crosses around their necks, belief in their hearts and covered in prayer from their parents join forces to slay the Giants. Similar to David from the biblical story David and Goliath, these young heroes prove that armed with information (8 special steps), faith and a healthy diet, they can slay GIANTS and make a difference in their communities.

Author, James Tate, beautifully serves up a dish that feeds the soul of children. The main characters are African American and with diabetes being a disease prevalent in this community, this book will help young readers to make healthier choices even now. Great illustrations, messages and connections to biblical stories along with faith based practices. Grab a copy today by clicking on the pic.

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