#Kidlitwomen: Immigrant Voices Want To Tell Stories

When I self-published my first book a few years ago, I was confronted with questions I had not expected: “Did you write a book? In English?” was the most popular. “Is it about some cultural things from your country?” was a close second.  I’m a non-native English speaker originally from Peru. I am the owner …

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Friends, I want to ask you to join me on this campaign #multiculturalbooksmatter in an effort to bring attention to books that celebrate multicultural characters, especially in children’s literature. Recently, I’ve become aware of the need for multicultural children’s books. This infographic by Lee and Low shows the state of diversity in children’s literature as of right …

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Mariana Llanos

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I’m Mariana Llanos and I write books for children and poetry in English and Spanish. I am originally from Lima, Peru, but now I live in Oklahoma with my husband, our three children and our dog, Juliet. I started writing poetry since I was very young. I loved reading so much that I wanted to create my own stories to share with the world. I published my first book, Tristan Wolf in 2013. Since then, I haven’t stopped, and I have many more stories, poems, and project that I want to share with YOU!

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