Little Flower’s Impact

Librarian’s Review:

I love Little Flower! I’m trying to remember If I’ve ever felt this strongly, this quickly about a character. She has taken me back to my fifth grade year.. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed just looking at Bailey Hines!

‘Funny how people just appreciate flowers and don’t care about size, shape, color or anything else about them. People care about that stuff though, when it comes to other people.”

There on the second page Little Flower speaks the truth with insights that no ten year old should have to recognize. For me, she set the hook and I could hardly wait to find out how she handled this wisdom.

The conversational tone of this first person narrative leaves me feeling that in four (4) chapters, with eighty seven (87) pages, a friend has been periodically updating me on her life. The author has taught important life lessons in a style that is so appealing it takes a while to realize that is exactly what has happened. Closing the cover of the book leaves me wanting more.. Wonder where I could find Little Flower’s phone number?

Mrs. Jonnie Trotti   _____Jonny L. Trotti, MLS. Retired School Librarian (Media Coordinator), North Carolina.


Young Reader Reviews: 

Where Little Flower Got  Her Power – A Little Flower Novelette  Book 1

This book is about Little Flower learning to get power over things that she has learned in her life. She also learned about Civil Rights and segregation. She talked about her hobbies such as, painting and growing flowers. Little Flower has learned a lot of things in her life and the lessons make her stronger. Little Flower made me feel encouraged by her adventures. In the book, I liked the part about Little Flower and the chili bowl the most. I learned that there is always a challenge in life. I want to share this book with my family because they could learn something. Little Flower got her power from the people in her life and it made her strong.   — Nyla


This book is about a little girl named, Flori Alicia Bell. Because someone gives you a name, it doesn’t mean that it is the best name for you. Flori made up her mind that she wanted to be called “Little Flower”. I loved this book and it excited me because Little Flower is unique in her own little way. Her father was a pastor and her mother, a first grade teacher. I learned from this book that anyone can find power in little places. I would encourage my friends to read it because I learned a lot from it.   Little Flower got her power from her father since he was her role model. — Brenre


This Little Flower book makes me feel positive about myself. She always encouraged herself whenever no one else did. It makes me feel like I can do the same. What I like about this story is how she was always able to talk to her mom about things. I also like when she went to school in chapter five, when she loved to sing and music. I would encourage my friends to read this book because it is a good book. I think all kids should have a chance to read this book so that it would also help them to encourage themselves. Little Flower got her power from Civil Rights. This title means to me, that you have strength in yourself and you can use it. — Taliyah


Teacher’s Review:

” It is an inspiration to me as I experience growth as a teacher, while I watch the children flourish as excited readers.  Little Flower has POWER!” 

__Mrs. Johnie Pettiford, North Carolina. Pictured below with students.


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girl 1  Brenre Taylor






Little Flower Readers at the Helping Our Love Ones Learn and Achieve (HOLLA!)  Summer Readers in Morven, North Carolina 

Little Flower Readers in Cheraw, South Carolina


Little Flower Readers at the Yeadon Library Books Club in Yeadon, Pennsylvania

Little Flower Readers at the Prettiest Pearls Book Club Members in Houston, Texas 

The Little Flower Winter Literacy Camp at Forest Hills High School, Marshville, North Carolina. ( 2016)

The Little Flower Winter Literacy Camp facilitators adapted Little Flower® Curriculum for 9th graders and when discussions about Little Flower’s life turn into small group therapy, we knew that it was meant to be. Great success!

Florita Bell Griffin, PhD Skyped in for an Author’s Talk from Texas.

DCS Facilitators Dr. Takeda LeGrand and Mr. Michael Riles

Forest Hills Teacher Ms Christina Rose and DCS Facilitator Michael Riles.