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My Father Said I Could

My Father Said I Could is about four siblings that have big dreams, and how they overcome doubt, fear, and naysayers by listening to one steady, comforting voice.

This inspiring book, teaches children…

  • How to handle the doubt, unbelief, and fear in others as well as in themselves
  • The timeless lesson of continuing to ask, seek and knock for opportunities
  • To explore their own unique gifts and talents
  •  To learn to accept the twists and turns that life brings while continuing to pursue their own destiny despite the many voices they hear along the way.


Author, coach, and speaker Anita McLaurin paints a picture of four African-American siblings who have big dreams. Their father equips them with the tools to follow their dreams, so they can experience the freedom to pursue their own path, utilize their gifts and talents, and live a life of significance.


WHAT Professionals ARE SAYING

Dr. Horace Buckley

“Dreaming is one of the most powerful exercises one can participate in leading to successful outcomes throughout life. Anita has gifted our children with a book which ushers them into this amazing world. I invite you to enjoy My Father Said I Could with your children, & plant seeds that will germinate in your family.”   

Dr. Dorinda Rolle

"This book is a must for both children and adults. I Loved It Too Much. I have paid thousands of dollars to coaches to help me visualize my dreams. My Father Said I Could does the same thing."

Annette Benging

"Father Said I Could harkens the necessity for positive affirmations. This book is a wonderful illustration of capturing the dream in each of us and believing that we can. Others will be able to relate to the characters as I was able to relate to Ana. We believe in what our Father says we can do. " 

Darlene LoVell Kinchen

“My Father Said I Could are the strongest and most empowering words we can ever speak and believe. But Anita does not just leave it at that; while equipping and empowering our children, and introducing them to writing the vision down, she engages and trains parents how to promote and support this. I daresay, some adults will reach back, brush off their own dreams, stand a little taller, and dare to go forward quoting, My Father Said I Could!" 

Dr. Sandra Steen

"This book  is a must-read for every child.  An awesome story told with simplicity  and impact. The real brilliance of this book is the multi-generational  impact which will be relevant for both the parent and the child.  So  whether you are the adult constantly evolving in your purpose, or the  young child developing in your purpose...this book has a story that  inspires everyone. So grateful for the author's creativity, and  prophetic insight which birth such a beautiful work.  This book is a  real game-changer!"

Dr. Michele Deering

"I have so  looked forward to Anita's book being released. Her heart of hope and  caring for young children -- especially children of color -- is evident  with the way she writes. Her care for a child's identity &  confidence to be steadfastly rooted and ground in something unshakable  cannot be overlooked in a time when young people are bombarded with so  much (via media messages) that tells them that they are lacking. My  Father Said I Could, even for me as an adult with children, is a wonderful reminder  of how much I'm loved which makes "all things...possible" and how much  " hope is built on nothing less." If you care about your children's  development, buy this book."