The Purple King has taken over the Land of We! See what happens when this evil king attempts to control the land with his color-based rule. Young readers will experience the ups and downs of this story, cheering for one brave citizen who attempts to squash the king with his clever cure. Will the Land of We be able to unite and outsmart the Purple King in time?
Immerse yourself in this tale as first-time illustrator, Gi P, brings the characters to life through her brightly colored illustrations and detailed imagery. This fun rhyming book is a great way to introduce the concepts of diversity and equality to all children, without preaching.
Kids will be on the edge of their seats starting from page one… how will it all end?
This book is best suited for ages 5-10.
100% of “Purple Rules” profits will be donated to Artolution, a public arts organization facilitating art programs for kids around the world.
“The history of the world is rich and colorful, and I am very grateful for the mesh of cultures that I am personally able to experience within my community. However, as a result of our surface-level differences, conflicts undoubtedly arise. “Purple Rules” explores this concept of segregation and discrimination masterfully, subtly delving into the cruel treatment of minorities from the Trail of Tears to Jim Crow Laws to Alien and Sedition Acts within American History…. This book is a unique coming-of-age venture for children to learn about the differences within our communities”
– Hannah Li, Artist
“The story is genius in every way and the pictures played in my head like a movie.” – Mackenzie Cox
“The story of “Purple Rules” is all about inclusivity and diversity, and it is very important to let the young readers know that.”
“Having experienced discrimination myself, I found the text to be incredibly powerful. Prejudice is a very difficult topic to understand, for children and adults alike. That’s why it’s essential to teach young children about it in hopes that one day, prejudice may be abolished. I think stories like these are the perfect way to do so”
– Sujana H
Targeted Age Group:: 5-10
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wrote this book when my daughter was still a toddler and I often imagined how I wanted her to see the world. I noticed that she learned better through stories, so I started working on a series of stories to teach the values that I believe in (equality, confidence, kindness) through rhyming adventure books. My hope is that I'll be able to keep children's interest with these exciting tales, while also helping them explore difficult subjects.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Many of the events in "Purple Rules" are based on historical events like the Trail of Tears or Jim Crow laws. However, the fictional nature of the book allowed me to explore them in a way that is both exciting and interesting for young readers. The characters in my book represent the overall themes of right vs. wrong. For example, the Purple King represents the potential for discrimination and inequality, whereas Jefferson Blue represents equality and unity.
People once lived in a far away land,
That's closer to home than you might understand.
The place was called the Land of We.
People lived in peace and prosperity.
In We, the grass was green and the sky was blue,
And as strange as it sounds, some people were too!
Green people, red people, orange people too.
Yellow and purple, pink and blue.
There were baby blue babies and pretty pink girls,
And lovely green ladies with bright yellow curls.
Every color there is, every tone, every shade.
In this colorful land, that's how people were made.
And with all of their differences, they all got along,
No color was bad, no color was wrong.
But everything changed one fateful morning.
It all began without any warning.
Purple soldiers marched through all of the streets,
Making terrible noise with the boots on their feet.
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