I am honored to be part of one of the six women for the Get Caught Reading campaign.Managed by Every Child a Reader, an award-winning literacy charity, Get Caught Reading provides teachers, librarians, and booksellers free bulletin-board-sized posters of inspiring community leaders, authors, artists, athletes, and beloved book characters reading a favorite book to promote the fun of reading books for all ages.
Mia Wenjen is the President and co-founder of the nonprofit Multicultural Children’s Book Day. Her debut picture book, Sumo Joe (Lee and Low) was selected as a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year. Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World (Barefoot Books) released this year and is a Junior Library Guild Selection. Follow her @pragmaticmom on social media. multiculturalchildrensbookday.com
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Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World
- Junior Library Guild Gold selection
- Selected as one of 100 Outstanding Picture Books of 2023 by dPICTUS and featured at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair
- Starred review from School Library Journal
BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.