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Mia Wenjen
Works at PragmaticMom :: Children's Book and Education Blogger
Attended Harvard University
Lived in Boston Area
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Diversity Friendship Picture Books & GIVEAWAY

From author Stephanie Campisi, Multicultural Children's Book Day and The Children's Book Council

http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/diversity-friendship-picture-books/

#giveaway #diversity #picturebooks
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Win 12 Diversity Book Bundles at our Multicultural Children's Book Day Twitter Party Jan 27th!

http://www.pragmaticmom.com/2017/01/win-12-diversity-book-bundles/

#ReadYourWorld #diversity #KidLit #giveaway
Blog post at PragmaticMom : Please join us for our Multicultural Children's Book Day Win 1 of 12 Book Bundles! Giving away Book Bundles every 6 minutes! Twitter Party[..]
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Blog post at PragmaticMom : Today, I wanted to look at the Civil Rights Movement told through art and children's books. Both are powerful communication tools both to ed[..]
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I edited my first book! It''s out now at Amazon as a Kindle ebook BUT it will be FREE from January 26-31st!

It's a fundraiser for Multicultural Children's Book Day coming up January 27th!

READ YOUR WORLD: A GUIDE TO MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN'S BOOKS FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCWUGD3/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01NCWUGD3&linkCode=as2&tag=pragmom-20&linkId=42b6d1817c327aaf73306da260ad97ef


Many thanks to contributors:
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+Alex Baugh
+Amanda Boyarshinov
+Valarie Budayr Jump into a Book
+Erica MomandKiddo
+Becky Flansburg
+Anna Geiger
+Svenja Gernand
+Michelle Goetzl
+Jennifer Hughes
+MaryAnne K.
+Marie-Claude Leroux
+The Logonauts
+Stephanie Meade
+Katie Meadows
+Leanna Alldonemonkey
+Becky Morales
Carrie Pericola
+Jodie Rodriguez
+Melissa Taylor
+Mia Wenjen(me)

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+Uma Krishnaswami
+Elsa Marston

Be sure to come to our Twitter Party, 9pm-10pm EST, January 27th. Use hashtag #ReadYourWorld. We will be giving away diversity children's book bundles every six minutes!
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I’ve chosen fifty of my favorite diversity picture books and wrote book descriptions in the style of a Haiku poem.

It’s not exactly a Haiku exactly, but I’m following for form of 5-7-5. I’ve broken the picture books into five categories:

10 Diversity Picture Books Teaching Kindness
10 Diversity Immigration Picture Books
10 Diversity Picture Books to Encourage Empathy
10 Diversity Picture Books About Unsung Heroes
10 Diversity Picture Books about Amazing Artists

#picturebooks #ReadYourWorld #diversity
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Multicultural Children's Book Day 2017 Update!

FREE Classroom Kindness Kit with a free Be a Hero Be Kind poster by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

#ReadYourWorld Book Jam 2017: 24 Authors giving away books along with their diversity book lists. We're doing this with The Children's Book Council

Diversity Book Lists: Check out the hundreds of vetted book lists on our blog!

Our Twitter Party is January 27th from 9pm to 10pm EST. We will be discussing the state of diversity in children's book publishing and giving away book bundles every six minutes. Use hashtag #ReadYourWorld to join us!

Check out all our awesome sponsors! (Sponsorships have closed!)

http://www.pragmaticmom.com/2017/01/multicultural-childrens-book-day-update-2/
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Children's Book and Education Blogger
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Entrepreneurial boot strap marketing using social media to reach a target audience.
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  • PragmaticMom :: Children's Book and Education Blogger
    Blogger, 2009 - present
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I blog excessively about children's and YA books. I am also the co-founder of Multicultural Children's Book Day on Jan 27th.
Introduction
Find parenting solutions using children's books while raising three kids. Hobbies include boxing, yoga, and social media. In my past life before kids, I was an entrepreneur. 


Circles that You Might Consider Me For:

  • Blogger
  • Mom Blogger
  • Education 
  • Children's Books
  • Parenting
  • Literacy

I’m a mom with three kids, ages 13,11 and 8  and I live in a suburb outside of Boston.  I’ve been a full-time bread-winner (my first and my husband stayed home with her), a stay-at-home mom (my second because my husband said that if he had to stay home with two kids he’d be forced to leave us), and an outside-the- home wage earner/stay-at-home mom (just recently). I can say that having done the SAHM, the WAHM, and the full time work mommy that NONE of it is easy or perfect.  All have pros and cons and the grass is always greener.

For me, getting through the humps of parenting was only possible with the help of many, many mom friends.  Over the years, I’ve found that I wished I’ve saved all the mom advice I have either learned from mom friends or learned the hard way.  Now, I’m documenting it in hopes that it will be useful to you.

My background includes an A.B. from Harvard in History and Science (yeah, very obscure I know — I was an unhappy Pre-Med) and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at U.C.L.A (that was more fun).  I also have an entrepreneurial bent as one of the co-founders of Aquent, a talent agency for marketers and designers. I blog on children’s literature, education and parenting and whatever else life throws at me.  I started reading children’s lit again two years ago when I realized I was giving my oldest Newbery Award Winning books that were her reading level, but were inappropriate because of content.  As my middle child started reading independently, she was so picky that I had to wrack my brain to get her books she likes.  And my youngest, who is just starting to read, has gone on a reading strike lately.  So, there you have it.  It’s always a challenge to find “just-right” books and that has become my life.

My education topics include math, science, literacy, getting reluctant readers reading, art, foreign languages for kids (Spanish and Mandarin Chinese in particular), music and special needs.

My parenting topics include: organization tips, back to school, bullying, family reunion vacations, health and fitness, pets, personal finance, and humor for parents.

I cover children's and young adult books from board books, picture books, easy readers, easy / early chapter books, chapter books, non-fiction, graphic novels, and more. It's my passion to get kids excited about reading.

Bragging rights
My kids are 1/2 Korean, 1/4 Chinese and 1/4 Japanese. This is unusual because all three nationalities historically hate each other. Love conquers all!
Education
  • Harvard University
    History and Science, 1983 - 1987
  • Anderson School at UCLA
    Business School, 1990 - 1993
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