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Brown Skin, Curly Girl Becomes A Marine Biologist

Brown Skin, Curly Girl Becomes A Marine Biologist

Paula Swearingen
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Brown Skin, Curly Girl Becomes a Marine Biologist is a captivating tale that follows a young Nigerian-American girl who discovers her love for the ocean and its inhabitants while visiting the beach with her father. The book intertwines vivid imagery of sea animals with an inspirational message of self-worth, girl power, and encouragement.

With the encouragement of her father, Brown Skin, Curly Girl develops the unwavering belief that she can do anything if she sets out to make her dream a reality.

Through her journey, young readers will learn about the wonders of marine life and the important role that marine biologists play in protecting our oceans. They will also be inspired by her curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm for exploring the ocean.

Written by author Paula Swearingen, Brown Skin, Curly Girl Becomes a Marine Biologist is a must-read for young brown girls and all children who need a reminder that anything is possible if they set their minds to it. With beautiful illustrations and a powerful message, this book is sure to become a favorite for generations to come.


Paula Swearingen is an author, early education school Principal, consultant, and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in early childhood. She firmly believes that introducing children to books that reflect their experiences or show diversity can help foster a child’s self-awareness and pride in their identity. By exposing children to different cultures, races, and ethnicities, they can learn to appreciate and engage with people from all backgrounds. Ms. Swearingen lives by her favorite quote: “Our unique differences are what make us beautiful!”


  • Publisher: Brown Skin Curly Girl
  • Publish Date: June 08, 2023
  • Pages: 42
  • Dimensions: 8.5 X 8.5 X 0.25 inches | 0.73 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Hardcover
  • EAN/UPC: 9798988475606
  • BISAC Categories: Animals - Marine Life - Bedtime & Dreams 


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