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I am half Japanese American (3rd generation), half Chinese American (2nd generation), and married to a Korean American (1st generation). I have three kids, a husband, and a Golden Retriever. We are located in Boston, Massachusetts.
I am co-creator of Multicultural Children’s Book Day. It’s January 25, 2019. This is our 6th year.
I am co-organizing KidLitCon 2019 in Providence, Rhode Island. This is our 11th year.
I am judging first round of Cybils Awards Picture Books and Board Books.
I co-authored HOW TO COACH GIRLS with Alison Foley.
My debut picture book, SUMO JOE, is out May 2019 through Lee and Low. Nat Iwata is the illustrator.
I started a company more than thirty years ago out of a dorm room with two friends. Now, Aquent has 27 domestic and 10 international offices supplying creative, digital, and marketing talent globally.
I have an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.
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.