See Us Fly, LLC
The demand for increased multicultural literature is driven by the need to see
every child adequately represented. It is important that children are
exposed to literary content that represents both familiar and unfamiliar cultural
anecdotes. By providing adequate reference for minorities, especially within the
Black community, we believe we are taking steps forward to correct long standing
stereotypes that have been passed down time and time again.
At See Us Fly LLC, the work we do is geared towards dispelling the stereotypes
about people of color by promoting the availability of diverse stories that educate
and inspire children through and beyond their formative years.
Research praises the profound benefits diverse literature poses to the
development of young minds, not only does it help shape and encourage identity
formation, it promotes cross-cultural friendship, empathy, tolerance, unity and
critical thinking by seeing things from more than one perspective.
Mission & Vision
To amplify the voices of storytellers of color in the pursuit of diversity and equity for all children in literature
We have witnessed a steady increase in BIPOC creators and the number of diverse
books but unfortunately it still does not account for a sizable representation in
the children’s’ literature market in comparison to its White counterpart. The work
we do at See Us Fly LLC, is to see that quality, culturally diverse content is given all
the opportunity it needs to reach the hands of readers who need the insight and
culture the stories told have to offer.
We publish books in line with our aim to see that positive, relevant and
inspirational material is readily available to marginalized groups, with a
keen emphasis on black boys and young men. We do this with the intention to
raise the collective awareness about what is obtainable out of life as a person of
color in today’s society. We want each day to be met with optimism and
excitement through the stories that have been read and interpreted to be a
possibility despite the stereotypes, socioeconomic barriers and systemic hurdles
thrown at people of color. Our merchandise and apparel are curated to shift and
eventually change the negative story that people of color are made to believe
about their fate. They spread messages of hope, love and positivity serving as
daily reminders of the potential that exists within communities of color.
About the Author
Dorsey Spencer Jr.
Educator | Publisher | Father
Dorsey is focused on developing a children’s picture book with a Black father and son as the main characters. There is currently a lack of representation of people of color as protagonists in children’s literature. Dorsey intends to highlight the voices and positive experiences of Black men and boys.
"I started the business because as a father of two children I noticed that there is a lack of children's books that have Black protagonists. Those that do only give snapshots of the Black experience."
The work we do is so much more than publish diverse children’s literature; at our core we consider ourselves one part of a well-oiled machine created to positively change the narrative about how young people of color interpret the world around them with the hope that they lead wholesome lives, bursting at the seams with possibilities and no predetermined limitations. This is why we exist.