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Kentucky boy's book developed into animated cartoon narrated by Master P

In late 2021, little Malakai Roberts was blinded by stray bullets that went through his family's home in Lexington -- but he rose above.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Master P announced that the children's book he cosigned by a blind 7-year-old in Kentucky has now been transformed into an animated cartoon

Adventures with Malakai: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, written by little Malakai Roberts and Percy Miller and animated by Ola Betiku, is about teamwork and overcoming adversity. 

In late 2021, Roberts was blinded by stray bullets that went through his family's home in Lexington -- but he rose above. 

"This book is a fun story about Malakai and his friends overcoming adversity through friendship, encouragement, and perseverance. God made us all different. No matter our limitations, nobody is perfect,” Master P said. “We are not all supposed to be good at the same things. But when we put all of our strengths together, that makes us a great team.”

Credit: APH in Louisville

According to the press release, the cartoon is a read-along story narrated by Master P. The first episode is a "fun children's animated cartoon with magical, colorful characters such as Captain Ace, Roxy, Hercules, Max, Malaki, and Uncle P teaching life lessons to kids."

“The animated video piece is a fantastic upbeat brain teaser to grab the attention of children and their parents who see the joy and benefit of how reading is healthy and helps develop a child,” Christopher 2X said. “Moreover, I spoke to Malakai’s mother, Cacy Roberts, and the family is so excited for Malakai to become that inspiration for reading even though he is blind.”

To watch the cartoon, please click here

For more information about the the book, or to purchase it, please click here


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