As a mom, dedicated kidlit reader, author, and co-founder of the non-profit Multicultural Children\’s Book Day, Mia Wenjen is extremely busy. Her days are filled with mothering, running her popular blog, Pragmaticmom, and plotting her next book. To date, Mia is the author of Sumo Joe, a picture book published in 2019 by Lee & Low Books, and co-author to the award-winning nonfiction book, HOW TO COACH GIRLS (published with Audrey Press) that she penned with former Boston College Women’s Soccer Head Coach and current CEO of Foley Athletic Advising (foleyathleticadvising.com), Alison Foley.
HOW TO COACH GIRLS recently earned the honor of winning a Silver Award winner for the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ in the Sports & Recreation category!
#OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Mia has been on a decade-long journey to discover the best diversity books in children’s literature. With a determination to change the world, one book at a time, she recently created her newest ebook, BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 (published through Audrey Press) as a way to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.
Inside the pages, readers, parents, caregivers, educators, and librarians will find extensive book recommendations for Native American Heritage Month #OwnVoices, Muslim #OwnVoices, Holocaust #OwnVoices, African American #OwnVoices, Asian American #OwnVoices, Latinx #OwnVoices, LGBTQ #OwnVoices, Sensory Issues #OwnVoices and much more. While change is a long time coming, it starts with a single book.
Read Mia\’s wonderful and detail blog post regarding what parents, teachers, and librarians can expect from this robust resource HERE.
AND, the announcement of Kindle FREE DAYS!
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In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, my eBook, BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12, is FREE from May 1st through May 5th through Amazon! Go here to grab your free copy of this diverse kidlit-filled resource ASAP.