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I Have a Dream

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.” This month, on January 18th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated, and this day of service marks the 26th anniversary of the […]

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The beauty and power of words: Family Literacy Month

I love to write. Blog posts, articles, books, …you name it. The beauty and power of words fascinate me. The articles I write for publications like Story Monsters or websites like Multicultural Children’s Book Day take more thought and effort,  but they are still enjoyable to create. Penning children’s books is a whole different story. […]

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Book Journey

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 In The Nick of Time iReads Book Tour has BEGUN!

October is half over already…where does the time go?! To say life as been busy lately is putting it mildly.  My first-ever virtual book celebration, Louisville Book Festival, is coming together beautifully and I continue to be blown away by the level of talent and thought leaders who will be joining us via Zoom on […]

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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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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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