Welcome to the podcast dedicated to celebrating diverse and inclusive books for kids and adults.
Meet Your Host
Hi, I’m Charnaie and I love to read (and write)!
Every other week on the Here Wee Read podcast, we chat books – specifically diverse books. In addition to interviewing kid lit and adult writers and illustrators on occasion, you’ll be updated on the latest bookish headlines and hear 30-second book reviews. This podcast is especially good for parents, caregivers, homeschoolers, librarians, and educators who have the desire to diversify their bookshelves.
A Little More About Me
I work in the IT field as a computer programmer by day, blogger and influencer by night, and a wife and mother of two 24/7. I am also a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, podcast junkie, and diversity and inclusion expert.
My blog, Here Wee Read, is where I express creativity and passion for reading, diverse literature, and literacy. More than anything else, I care about connecting people with terrific books they love because I believe that books are an absolute necessity.
My passion for diversity and inclusion is driven by a desire for everyone to have his or her own voice, whether it be through books, television, or other media. I believe it’s important that people of all races, and all ethnicities, can see themselves represented and included.
You can also find my work at Brightly (http://readbrightly.com) where I am a contributing writer. I am also the founder of my children’s literacy organization 50 States 50 Books (http://50states50books.net) where they collect and donate diverse children’s books to deserving kids in each of the 50 U.S. states. Visit my personal website (http://charnaiegordon.com) to keep up with my events and to find my resources.
Soon, I’ll be adding the title writer to my name. I am currently in the process of co-authoring my first children’s picture book slated for publication in 2021 with Sleeping Bear Press. I’m also writing another children’s book called A Kids Book About Diversity also publishing in 2021 with the publisher A Kids Book About.
If you have a question or comment about the show, send an e-mail to: hereweereadpodcast[at]gmail.com.
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Print our coloring sheets for kids (or adults). Use these to color while you listen to the show or just for fun.
Show off your creations online and be sure to tag me in your posts on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) using the username @hereweeread or @hereweereadpodcast and the hashtag #hereweereadpodcast. All illustrations for the Here Wee Read podcast are created by illustrator Sharee Miller.
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