I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband and our three small kids. I’m a biracial Black mom sharing diverse children’s books with positive Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) characters we love.
Prior to becoming a parent, I completed a Master’s degree in International Multicultural Education with a concentration in Human Rights Education. My goal as a community member is to do my part in eliminating inequities and cultural deficit narratives about BIPOC. As a parent, it quickly became clear that all children’s books with BIPOC characters did not portray characters positively, and many even perpetuated negative racial stereotypes. One Black history month, I started sharing a different children’s book everyday featuring positive Black characters. After receiving enthusiastic support from friends and family, I decided to share these book reviews publicly and officially start Mama Let’s Read.