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Young Trailblazer: 13-Year-Old Vanae James-Bey Educates and Inspires with Indigenous Coloring Book Series

At just 13 years old, Vanae James-Bey has made remarkable strides as both an artist and an author through her educational coloring book series, "The Indigenous Adventures of Princess Vanae." This series, which she began at the tender age of six, aims to educate children about the rich and diverse cultures of indigenous peoples around the world.

Via Princess Vanae's Facebook

Vanae, a proud member of the Yamassee Nation of Seminole, one of the oldest indigenous tribes in the United States, has infused her work with deep cultural significance. Her books are designed not only to entertain but also to provide valuable lessons about indigenous histories and traditions from various regions, including Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands​ (princessvanae)​​​.

The idea for the series originated from Vanae's passion for art and her desire to share her cultural heritage with a broader audience. Her mother has been a significant support in this journey, helping Vanae bring her vision to life. The coloring books have been well-received and are available for purchase directly from their official website,

In addition to her creative endeavors, Vanae's story has gained widespread attention, featuring in various media outlets. Her initiative aligns with a growing movement to provide children with diverse and inclusive educational materials that reflect a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

For more information about Vanae's work and to explore her collection of coloring books, you can visit Princess Vanae Books​ (princessvanae)​.



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