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Magnificent Mama: ABC News reporter Linsey Davis’ new book teaches children about their blessings

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Magnificent Mama: ABC News reporter Linsey Davis’ new book teaches children about their blessings

By  Natasha S. Alford  via

The journalist and mother opens up about her inspirational best-seller.

When Linsey Davis comes on your television screen, chances are you’re seeing her report some pretty serious news. The Emmy award-winning journalist is changing things up as she introduces her very first children’s book “The World Is Awake: A Celebration of Everyday Blessings” just in time for Mother’s Day.

Already a best-seller, the book follows the lives of two young Black siblings who learn about God’s inspiration around them on a trip outdoors with their parents. With beautiful illustrations and a moving message, Davis centers the story on a specific passage form the Bible: Psalm 118:24, “This is the day the Lord has made.”

Davis, a reporter at ABC News, wife and mother, says her 4-year-old son Ayden was her inspiration throughout the process. She also saw a need for more diversity in the publishing world — a phenomenon recently addressed by writer Denene Millner in her New York Times 

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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