The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff, Ready for Festival Season!


We are pleased that on November 1, 2015, after a considerable amount of time and effort expended by a family of committed people, we were able to bring The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff book project to life!

This young reader seems very pleased.

I continue to feel truly grateful and in awe of how well our labor of love is doing.  The book is  finding its way into the hands of many readers, bringing tons of smiles to the faces, and joy to the hearts of the many little ones who have experienced this thoughtful tale.

And now I’m pleased to announce (drum roll please) that The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff, was accepted to the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book! 

As a part of this 5 day event, I was invited to present at:  The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center on Thursday, 3/17, and The Village School on Saturday, 3/19.

Corbin H. loves the book!

I will also host a program at the Congregation Beth Israel on Thursday, 3/17 at 10 am, and I have a book signing at Alakazam Toy & Book store on Sunday, 3/20 from 3-4:30. All of these events are in Charlottesville, VA. so if you happen to be in the area, please come and check us out.

In addition to that, the book will also be presented at the 2016 Baltimore Book Festival! This festival is taking place on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  Please visit my website for more updates (times, locations, etc.) as they become available.

My hope is that this “little-book-that-could,” will continue to be used to inspire both young and old to follow their passion — to be bold, and to live this life on your own terms, by truly living and breathing your unique authenticity!


That’s what we are here for!

Kojo S. shows off his copy!

To create, love, encourage others…and to dream! But we mustn’t stop there.  Oh no homie, we must then act on those dreams in an effort to BE the change we seek to make in this universe.

Thank you to all those who have supported our book.

Let’s keep it movin’!


Related Posts

Comments (0)

Congrats, Marc!! It’s great to follow you and see your labor of love come to fruition. I love the book and it’s origin and purpose. Your accomplishments thus have been phenomenal; BUT, I am still hoping to see this project earn a Caldecott Honor!! I am certain it will. Keep up the great work.

Hello Iris,
Thank you so very much for your kind words of encouragement! I truly appreciate it.

Wonderful that you’ll be sharing your delightful book at so many upcoming events! I love the universal and ageless themes. My 1.5 year old niece counts it among her favorite books, sometimes waking up my brother to read it! Even though she is too young to understand lots of the vocabulary words, she really enjoys the rhythm and rhyme and illustrations. She’ll grow into the rest and continue to learn from your book. Keep writing and sharing your important stories with young and old!

Hello Amy, thank you for your comment. It’s so funny to hear that this bedtime story is causing your brother to lose sleep! I truly value your opinion, so thank you very much for your feedback.

Leave a comment