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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

63-Year Old Black Author Publishes New Children’s Book

Neil Williams, author of Little Bear Sam and Greeley Square

Nationwide — In his new children’s book, Little Bear Sam from Greeley Square in New York, Neil Williams is on a mission at age 63 to encourage and inspire children to read, achieve, swim, and to believe in themselves everyday.

He comments, “Bears have the ability to survive and thrive. This story with illustrations is my way to make a positive difference in the lives of children, and particularly Black children everywhere.”

Williams was a student leader in the 80s. His leadership along with then President Robert Dickeson, and the UNC Board of Trustees’ decision to adopt the UNC “Commitment to Diversity” in 1982. He is also a founding member of the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center.

He also says, “The manuscript was developed over time as a goal to teach children in particular, valuable life lessons for their knowledge, reading and enjoyment.”

This children’s love story featuring Momma Bear and Little Bear Sam, he says, is “certainly a fun book that transfers to children very well.” The story is fictional, but according to Williams, “In some ways it mirrors part of my own early childhood being raised by my grandmother and grandfather.”

Little Bear Sam from Greeley Square in New York is available on Amazon in both print and ebook online edition.


Neil Williams