Mommie Feature: Cherelle

By: Alea J., Curl News Correspondent

Cherrelle Shelton grew up in Trenton, NJ. She created the wonderful world of the Feedies as a child and would tell the story to her sisters. Cherrelle attended the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Xavier University of Louisiana where she majored in Chemistry with a double minor in Biology and English. Her love for literature was nourished by the many English classes she attended during her undergraduate education. After graduating with her BS in Chemistry (honors in English), Cherrelle went on to receive her Master in Public Health degree from Drexel University School of Public Health.

Currently, Cherrelle is a wife and mother of three young children residing in Burlington, NJ. Working for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection by day and writing like her life depends on it by night. Cherrelle is the author ofFeediesFeedies is not just a book. It is a message to young children that kindness, thoughtfulness, love, and caring are all still essential parts of everyday life. Our children are bombarded with messages that could potentially rob them of their precious innocence. Feedies is a way to show that it's okay to help others, love your neighbor, respect your elders and still have fun :) The objective of Feedies is to project these values while serving our community. Feedies was released on February 11, 2014 and isavailable for purchase at Tate Publishing Website,, as well as in a number of bookstores nationwide! Shelton is receiving attention from natural hair communities nationwide for her newest book entitled Princess Curl that belongs in every little naturals library! In this story, Princess Curl learns the importance of wearing her bonnet at night. Princess Curl is about the journey of learning to care for your beautiful, marvelous, fabulous hair!

Engage in reading with your children on this Mother’s Day! Reveal to them the joys of reading and discuss the wonderful places you can travel to in a book. Contact these author at:

Cherrelle Shelton, MPH




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