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Calling Out the Lack of Diverse Holiday Picture Books (And What I Did About It)

My family absolutely loves the holidays. Christmas is a very special time for us. We go all out with addressing all the senses. Every single one. The sights of the warm lights. The smells of the tree, the food, and all the cookies. The sounds of holiday music- all day every day. The hardy laughs […]

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The Decline of Empathy Thanks to a Piece of Fabric

Unbelievably, the simple act of wearing a mask has become political and another example of how empathy is on shaky ground amongst fellow human beings. How did that happen? Since when did protecting our country’s most vulnerable: the old, the young, and the immunocompromised become an infringement of personal rights? The fact that the mask […]

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Diversity in Books for Kids: Then and Now

Books have played a huge role in my life from the moment I could walk. This is a love that I have passed on to my children as well and hopefully, someday, to my grandbabies as well. As a therapist, attorney, author, and CEO of Make A Way Media, my life has gotten exponentially busier, […]

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Finding Peace on a Personal Level

October 10 was World Mental Health Day, and as much as I appreciated the global recognition of ending the stigma of mental health issues, mental health is something that needs attention 24/7 and 365 days a year. As a family therapist, one of the many reoccurring issues I see is the lack of peace on […]

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Louisville Book Festival

Hannah Drake’s Virtual Appearance at Louisville Book Festival!

Only seven more sleeps until the much-anticipated Louisville Book Festival! After being deeply moved by an article in The Atlantic that discussed the lack of availability to children’s books in high-poverty urban neighborhoods, Louisville, KY mom and businesswoman became aware that her own community was sorely lacking in reading resources for kids. Not being the […]

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Louisville Book Festival

Tomi Adeyemi’s Virtual Appearance at Louisville Book Festival!

Tomi Adeyemi, yes THE Tomi Adeyemi, will be at the Louisville Book Festival this year as our keynote speaker! In case you haven’t heard, Louisville Book Festival is coming on October 23rd and 24th via Zoom! If you would like to learn from some of the best and brightest authors on the market, you will […]

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