Louisiana author releases children’s book to curb prejudices against those with tattoos

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 10:02pm

A Louisiana author has released a new children’s book that hopes to combat an issue of prejudice. However, it’s based on a topic that could seem unusual to some.

“After hearing a number of negative comments in the workplace regarding people with tattoos, author Pamela White penned her new, colorfully-illustrated children’s book against prejudices, ‘Poppa Full of Pictures,’” a representative from publisher AuthorHouse, notes.

The 16-page story follows a young boy who idolizes his father. The child’s “poppa” has many tattoos and the story behind each one is explained.

“’Poppa and his brothers have the same special picture to let everyone know that they are brothers,” an excerpt from the book reads. “He has another special picture that his twin brother has, too. It lets everyone know that they are twins!”

White is the mother of five children who are all in their twenties, and the grandmother of a 9-month old boy. Four of her sons all have tattoos and they served as her source of inspiration.

“Many parents today have tattoos which are accepted by their generation but not well received by their parents and grandparents's generations,” she explained. “The purpose of this book is to enhance the acceptance of tattoos by the general public.”

When asked what she hopes people will take away from reading her book she said “Never judge a person by his or her appearance.”

“Poppa Full of Pictures” is the first self-published book by White, who is a resident of Metairie. It is available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.



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