Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Makeda Mays Green for DARRYL'S DREAM

Loyalty is delighted to welcome Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Makeda Mays Green in celebration of Darryl's Dream! This event is free to attend and will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event. You can also order a copy of the book below to be automatically added to the registration list, and there will be an option to snag the book during the event. 


From hip-hop pioneer Darryl “DMC” McDaniels comes Darryl’s Dream, a new picture book about creativity, confidence, and finding your voice.

Meet Darryl, a quiet third grader with big hopes and dreams. He loves writing and wants to share his talents, but he’s shy—and the kids who make fun of his glasses only make things worse. Will the school talent show be his chance to shine? Darryl’s Dream, by iconic performer Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, is a story about finding confidence, facing bullies, and celebrating yourself. This full-color picture book is certain to entertain children and parents with its charming art and important message.


Innovator, motivator, philanthropist, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels changed music and made history when he broke down cultural barriers with his legendary band Run-DMC. Forty million record sales later, he continues to inspire and impact the world. Darryl regularly talks with kids across the country about respect, responsibility, and self-awareness. He has appeared before Congress and various state legislatures in support of adoptees and foster children. In 2006, he co-founded the Felix Organization with Sheila Jaffe, a nonprofit that works to provide inspiring opportunities and new experiences for children in the foster care system.


Tristan Tait is an illustrator scribbling out of Melbourne, Australia. He has worked on everything from children's books to art and merchandise for bands, magazines, games, and comic books. You can usually find him at home refueling on coffee and binge-watching some new series. 


Makeda Mays Green is Vice President, Digital Consumer Insights at Nickelodeon. Previously, she served as the Director of Education & Research, Digital Media at Sesame Workshop (the creators of Sesame Street), where she examined the potential of current and emerging digital media platforms to provide quality educational material to children and families. She has delivered several keynote addresses and guest lectured at Harvard University, New York University and Temple University. She is the author of Makeda: Moving Up in Media and has appeared on The Learning Channel, CNN.com, MSNBC.com and Good Morning America Now. Green is also a proud advisory board member of Raising Good Gamers, an initiative developed to create positive change in the culture and climate of online video gaming for youth; and Determined to Educate, a non-profit designed to support underserved youth through mentoring programs. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a M.A. and Ed.M in Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and resides in Stamford, CT., with her husband and three children.

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Event date: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 1:00pm
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Darryl's Dream By Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Tristan Tait (Illustrator), Shawnee Warfield, Johnny Warfield, Adam Padilla Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593487747
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 2022