“You Are My Sonshine,” the book was inspired by the author’s son. With overwhelming happiness, JaLeissa welcomed her first born son, Amir, in July 2018 and everyday thereafter with him has given her purpose in life. So much that she doesn’t even remember what life was like without him in it. This book is her dedication to walk through this journey of life with him so that they can navigate through life’s challenges together. “You are a part of me. You are my Sonshine,” said Speight who believes the book will help to foster the special bond between mother and son at a young age. Speight hopes that young mothers will be encouraged to start to read to their children early and have open conversations to encourage sharing of feelings at a young age which will carry over as the child grows. The book will shed light on the importance of children hearing often that they are loved!