Gastonia, NC (August 24, 2021)
Good & True Media is honored to announce the January 2022 release of The American Dream of Braven Young, the first picture book written by Instagram sensation Brooke Raybould of @thesouthernishmama.

Motivated by a mission to celebrate and teach children American values, The American Dream of Braven Young takes readers on a journey to discover the meaning of freedom through a thrilling fictional adventure story.

Since 2018, Raybould has been sharing her insights as a wife and mother of three boys (with another baby on the way) with an audience that has grown to nearly 200,000 people on Instagram.

Her experience of raising a family in Washington D.C. has provoked many questions and conversations about American values with her own children, giving Brooke the inspiration to write The American Dream of Braven Young.

The American Dream of Braven Young tells the story of a boy named Braven Young who begins to question what his dad, a U.S. Senator, does all day long. Braven asserts that if he were “free to do whatever he wanted”, like his dad, he would make different decisions. This leads Braven on an adventure to understand and define the meaning of “freedom.” Braven falls into a dream that lands him in Washington, DC. He, along with all children, are granted their wish: freedom to do anything they please! Along this journey, Braven discovers that freedom is much more than what he thought it was. Freedom is not about doing whatever you want; it is a responsibility to do what is right.

As Raybould explains, “My hope in writing The American Dream of Braven Young is that young children and families can learn about and celebrate American values. While America is not perfect, it is an extraordinary place and stands for ideals that can serve as building blocks to a meaningful life!”

The American Dream of Braven Young highlights the importance of American values in a story that will excite and captivate young minds.

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