Young entrepreneur in ESE is illustrator of new book for minority children
Melody Levy , 26-year-old assistant for student services in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, is the lead illustrator of the first in a series of children’s books called Mrs. Applebee and the Sunshine Band. Book One, Meet the Class (2007), is authored by André Wesson, a UNC alumnus and founder of Se7enth Swan Publishing Group, LLC, which will publish the Mrs. Applebee series.
Se7enth Swan addresses the need for learning material to meet the needs of African American and Hispanic children, aged three to ten, by generating products that help minority children “reclaim their identities and both imagine and create endless possibilities for their lives.” Levy also serves as the company’s director of operations.
“We are committed to helping all children view themselves and education in a positive light,” Levy says. “We intend to do this by including positive multicultural images in our products and constantly emphasizing to our audience that learning is fun.”