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Empowering the Deaf: Social Entrepreneur & Children’s Author

Kentrell Martin, founder and CEO of Shelly's Adventures, an esteemed children's book publishing company, shares his inspiring story of perseverance and self-belief. With a degree in business management from the University of New Orleans, Kentrell's entrepreneurial aspirations led him to embark on a path of book publishing seven years after college. Motivated by personal experiences and the desire to introduce American Sign Language to young readers, Kentrell's creative journey evolved into a successful endeavor that combines education and fun through his engaging books. Kentrell's unwavering belief in oneself and the power of hard work resonates in his advice, encouraging individuals of all ages to pursue their dreams and achieve remarkable results.

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Kentrell Martin is the President and creator of the Shelly’s Adventures series. He’s also the author of many of the books in the series. Growing up with a Deaf brother, Kentrell saw how the world viewed Deaf people. He created Shelly’s Adventures so that he could introduce kids and parents to American Sign Language and Deaf culture. Kentrell sees Shelly’s Adventures as a company that will play a part in helping bridge the gap between the Deaf and hearing world. He envisions Shelly’s Adventures as a company that will be a household name.

“When you think of companies and names like Disney, Scholastic, Dr. Suess, I want you to think of Shelly’s Adventures. A new age company that found a way to introduce millions to a language and culture in a fun and educational way.” — Kentrell Martin

Kentrell sees movies, live-action plays, cartoons, and theme parks in the future for Shelly’s Adventures.

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