This project has exhibited the issues teachers face in their classrooms regarding finding books on racism and social justice issues for young learners. In this case, I happened to be an "insider" and be well aware of the problems in teaching resources for 4-6-year-old children. However, it is essential always to remember we are not the target audience - we are not designing for ourselves but the end-users. I may have been a teacher at the time, but American teachers were the real design audience. As UX designers, we need to do our research and empathize as much as we can with the people we are designing for to provide products that solve a real problem while providing a great experience.
I was delighted to see that our efforts were rewarded with this product as buyers/teachers left more than 1,300 5/5 stars ratings, and it has been wish-listed 2,415 times!