Shavanna Tappin

Children's Book Author 

Welcome to my Author Page! My goal for writing children's books is for families to connect and engage with their kids, to inspire little ones, and encourage them to strive for greatness and be the best that they can be! 

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Inventors Who Look Like Me 

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Can purchase here on Amazon!

INVENTORS WHO LOOK LIKE ME is a children's book about a little girl named Saniya and a little boy named Shawn, who travels back in time to learn about 11 inventors of color. Whether it was creating an initial invention or improving an invention, kids can learn about the men and women of color responsible for the inventions that contribute to our everyday lives. It demonstrates how these inventors broke barriers of racism, oppression, and repression. 


        ★ Matching Game

        ★ Coloring Pages

        ★ Definition Page

& promotes reading comprehension!

Take this fantastic opportunity to travel back in time with Saniya and Shawn to learn about inventors of color!