The owner of DARE books apparently had the same issue when he noticed the lack of books in his children’s school which reflected the experiences and the contributions of people of color, especially African-Americans. DARE Books was born. They provide books for all ages and all ethnicities, although they specialize in African American literature. They also welcome new authors to submit their books, as long as they fit the general criteria of being educational, informative, historical and family oriented.
We discovered the store existed when my wife and I visited the UCF book festival a few weeks ago. My wife was thrilled at their selection. If they don't have it, the owner has quite a few connections and can track down book for you.
We want to support this locally-owned African-American business. I am advertising for them at no cost.
The store is located at 245 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, Longwood, FL 32750 (407-673-3273). They are open for business from Monday to Friday, 10:00-6:00, and on Saturday, 11:00-5:30. Their website is on the left-hand column of the blog or you can go to http://www.darebooks.com .