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Book Journey

Raising Resilient Girls: Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess

A couple of years ago, I wrote a beautiful book called Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess. This diverse picture book was inspired by the life of my daughter Kayla Pecchioni. It is not her real-life story, but it sure was fun watching her grow up. I am so proud of her and how she weathered storms throughout […]

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General

The Importance of Literacy and why It Pays to Read

Based on research, more than 65% of students cannot read at a proficient level by 4th grade and are projected to end up in jail or on welfare. Did you also know that over 70% of America’s inmates cannot read above a 4th-grade level? Here are five more literacy facts you may not be aware […]

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Book Journey

An International Day of PEACE & a special diverse picture book

On September 21st, we will recognize the International Day of Peace, also referred to as Peace Day. Peace Day was started in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution as a standard date for all of us across the planet to reflect and recommit to peace above all differences. I like that statement: peace above all differences. Wouldn’t that […]

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Amplifying Multicultural Author Voices: Multicultural Children’s Book Day

It started with a genuine question from a non-profit that shares a passion for diversity and reading just like Make A Way Media. Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) is an organization that I’ve had the pleasure of working with when I became their first-ever Super Platinum Sponsor. In case you are unfamiliar with this children’s […]

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Author Advice

Author Evolving: That time I had to get all new ISBN’s

As a businesswoman, I’ve known for a long time that to be successful, change is necessary. The same applies to be being a multi-book author–change is inevitable, and it’s part of growth and evolution. My ultimate goal has always been to take my publishing house, Make A Way Media, to a national level. With this […]

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Book Journey

Banishing Book Deserts in the Louisville Community

For many years, Make A Way Media has worked hard to spread a love of reading and emphasize the importance of diverse stories and characters through publishing and distributing our work. It’s been my mission and passion to create and share stories that will resonate with kids from all walks of life and socioeconomic statuses. […]

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