Philadelphia author Phaedra Saliah Stewart on new book dedicated to daughter: ‘I wanted her to see brown faces that looked like her’


“Every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities. And to the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they’ve never seen it before. And we will applaud you every step of the way.” — Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris


GOD’S LITTLE ROSE 

SHORT AND SWEET — Released officially on January 14, 2021, Phaedra Saliah Stewart’s Fat Burger And Me: The Day I Met Fat Burger is comprised of only 24 pages in length, yet it has, in many aspects, become a massive game-changer for Stewart and her daughter, whom she appropriately describes as a “tenacious little girl name Rose.”

Some seven years ago, Phaedra Saliah Stewart was blessed with a vision, one that would ultimately alter the life of her daughter.

As Stewart recalls, her daughter was a tender four years of age at the time — old enough to connect with her God-given worth.
“I was inspired to write this book back in 2014,” Stewart, a first-time Philadelphia-based author, told Making Headline News this week.
The book to which Stewart is referring is Fat Burger And Me: The Day I Met Fat Burger, her featured written work that has finally made its much-anticipated debut.
Released officially on January 14, 2021, Stewart’s Fat Burger And Me: The Day I Met Fat Burger is comprised of only 24 pages in length, yet it has, in many aspects, become a massive game-changer for Stewart and her daughter, whom she appropriately describes as a “tenacious little girl name Rose.”
Rose, as Stewart writes, finds herself in a room alone with no one to talk to. But being alone is never what it seems, this brilliantly gifted author acknowledges in a detailed synopsis of her latest book.

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As a result, Stewart writes, Rose subsequently allows her imagination to take her on a journey where she ultimately finds what the writer deems a “forever friend.”

In essence, Fat Burger and Rose would eventually build a friendship that would ensure Stewart’s daughter would never feel alone in her room again.

So, what is the single, most underlying reason Stewart elected to compose such a life-altering on behalf of her daughter?

“Of course, I wanted her to see brown faces that looked like her in the books she read,” Stewart explained. “(It wasn’t a big issue) back then but is getting more popular now. But it was important to me that she can read literature that she could relate to and enjoy.”

GENERATING NATIONAL HEADLINES — “I was inspired to write this book back in 2014,” Stewart, a first-time Philadelphia-based author, told Making Headline News this week.

For what it’s worth, Stewart emphasized, she had become greatly inspired to assemble Fat Burger And Me: The Day I Met Fat Burger as a strategic, unique way to leave a legacy for her daughter.

“It was my way of investing in her future,” Stewart said. “Not only financially, but historically. A book will last forever. Her children’s children will be able to take this book off a shelf one day and read it. That’s important to have something to pass on to generations.”

Although it took approximately seven years for Stewart’s latest book to come to fruition, she admittedly was intrigued by how she swiftly put it all together.

PAINTING A VIVID PICTURE — “This book is a chapter in my journey,” Stewart said. “It has allowed me to express my creative side. God has allowed me to work as a childcare provider for many years. Over the years, the end result has been seeing the faces of children as they discover they can read or write their name, or that baby taking her first steps. Every moment is a teachable moment. Now God has allowed me to teach using literature. I’m thankful for that.”

“I literally wrote this book in one night,” Stewart recalls. “This was back in…I’ll say 2016. I’ve played with it over the years. I hesitated and sat on it for some time as well. Eventually, I sent it to my publisher back in May of 2019 and we published in December of 2020.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Approximately two months after Stewart’s featured published work reach the publisher, her most celebrated project to date had finally come full circle.

Just as God said it would.

“This book is a chapter in my journey,” Stewart said. “It has allowed me to express my creative side. God has allowed me to work as a childcare provider for many years. Over the years, the end result has been seeing the faces of children as they discover they can read or write their name, or that baby taking her first steps. Every moment is a teachable moment. Now God has allowed me to teach using literature. I’m thankful for that.”

So are Stewart’s slew of readers, many whom provided rave reviews amid the release of Fat Burger And Me: The Day I Met Fat Burger.


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AWE-INSPIRING ENDING — In essence, Fat Burger and Rose would eventually build a friendship that would ensure Stewart’s daughter would never feel alone in her room again.

“It’s been great to get the positive feedback,” Stewart said. “Most people enjoy the book, because the story is great and the illustrations are amazing. The books and characters come to life. It’s relatable and an easy read.”

Something by which her beloved daughter has come to embrace.

“My mission is to provide early readers with literature that they care relate to as well as enjoy,” Stewart said. “I would like to see Fat Burger And Me in households across the U. S. for many years to come. These characters are fun, engaging, and relatable. I encourage everyone to go out and grab a Fat Burger And Me book. It’s a great read for both boys and girls ages three-to-10 years old.”

A trend she senses will last for generations to come.

MOM LITTLE ANGEL — “Of course, I wanted her to see brown faces that looked like her in the books she read,” Stewart explained. “(It wasn’t a big issue) back then but is getting more popular now. But it was important to me that she can read literature that she could relate to and enjoy.”

For more information on Philadelphia Businesswoman/Author Phaedra Saliah Stewart, to order her book, schedule a public appearance, book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/Phfaith1; Also, send email to: fatburgerandme@gmail.com.

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