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Spotlight On: Diary of a Smart Black Kid by David Taylor, II

If you are a fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, then you'll definitely want to check out the new kid on the block, Baron Winters, in this new take on a preteen classic. Diary of a Smart Black Kid chronicles the life of an extraordinarily talented kid, except he doesn't know it yet! This story has depth and humor. It also gives voice to the culturally unheard and is definitely a must read for any kid!

Baron Winters is an 11 year old facing the challenges of sixth grade. He is smart, black, and a geek. All of that means parents, bullets, bullies, and girls.

Can he navigate the dangers of sixth grade? And are his struggles unique or are they our own?

About the Author:

David Taylor II is an award winning author, playwright, songwriter and producer. His latest book, Lucifer: Soldiers, Serpents and Sin – Book 1 is an internationally best-selling book. He has created an entire story world called The Realm from that first book and continues to expand it through the book’s companion website,

Taylor writes sci fi, fantasy, Christian fiction, and Children’s books. He has one degree in Business Administration, one in Music, and is a certified Music Business Instructor as well as Record Producer.

He is a co-composer for the smash hit theater production, Eye of the Storm:The Bayard Rustin Musical, nominated for 3 Black Theater Alliance awards.

In 2015 his book Wayward Pines: Survival, from the hit Fox TV show of the same name, broke top 10 in the Amazon best seller list and is currently still there.

He is also the author of the new children’s favorite, Diary of a Chocolate Midas. For more information, visit:

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