This summer Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Coop welcomed notable and best-selling children’s book author Bolaji Ajayi.
On this bright summer day, children were lined up at the Harvard Coop bookstore to meet and shake hands with the author, who gave a strong and exciting performance. The children were seen grabbing on to their stuffed animals and parents at the turn of every page. You can actually feel and touch the level of energy and excitement in the room as her theatric performance took the young readers on a magical journey into an African Safari, where animals and humans spoke to one another. A magical place where a single hero could transform into any creature in the forest, all to uphold his heroic title as the “bravest, the strongest, and mightiest warrior in the entire world” .
Who is the warrior? Akiti The Hunter, the 1st African Action Superhero ever captured in children’s books worldwide. For the very first time, the young readers ranging from 2 to 5 years old, were introduced to an uncommon hero. A hero that has gone unnoticed on so many pages and bookshelves around the world.
The children happily embraced Akiti the Hunter, begging their parents for their very own signed copies to take home and relive each moment performed by the author.
The author, received a sold out performance in a matter of minutes, there was absolutely no more books left on the shelves. The people of Cambridge, MA and the townsmen and women of Harvard Square trailed every movement of the Author, has she exited Harvard Coop bookstore dressed in her 1920s gown themed after her organization working mom in 1920s, a millennial movement dedicated to redefine the word feminists.
My proudest moment center of Harvard Square . Spirit of #MarilynMonroe was with me in this moment!
Posted by Denise Williams on Saturday, May 2, 2015
From her passion for her son, the rebirth of a classic West African folktale Akiti The Hunter emerged when she could not explain to her 3-year-old then, why all the superheroes did not look like his father, who is of color. The introduction of Akiti The Hunter has played a great role in encouraging children from different backgrounds to read and become acquainted with history and their heritage. “To my knowledge, there has never been an action hero from an African descent in any major motion animated picture, children’s book, or comic book. All of our children deserve to be represented in a positive light and I’m excited to fill that void.” stated Denise Mobolaji Ajayi Williams (Author’s pen name: Bolaji Ajayi). “
We agree and support the journey of Akiti the Hunter. Children need to know no matter whatever they look like, they too, can be heroes; they too can be legends, celebrated and immortalized just like AKITI THE HUNTER. It is clear from the work she has done with Working Moms in 20s and AKITI THE HUNTER, Denise is set out to change the world, and help parents help their children fall in love with reading.
For more information on AKITI THE HUNTER and Denise Mobolaji Ajayi-Williams e-mail info@Workingmomin20s.com.