Don't Publish the First Thing you Write! Instead learn the craft of writing for kids and study the market.
I would consider self publishing a story because it is radical or challenges the comfort level of the modern publishing industry. I believe in #ownvoices, but taking time to master the craft is critical. Reading like crazy and revising for millionth time, it feels like and the craft to the best story, get feedback. Publish and feel vulnerable. Don't forget to rinse and repeat. I love it. Will consider doing it again and again. Thanks,Darcy!