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During this episode, I speak with Kaya Thomas (@kthomas901) creator of We Read Too, book directory mobile app that features books for children and teens with main characters of color written by authors of colors.  Kaya shares her inspiration for creating We Read Too, how she combined her love of reading and coding to create a resource for diverse books, how coding allows the creation of digital resources to expand access to resources, working with women of color to create the app, the importance of all children reading about people different from themsleves and how she engages with the community for book suggestions.

Bio:

Kaya is an iOS developer at Slack as well as a writer and public speaker.

To learn more about Kaya Thomas, go to https://kayathomas.info or follow her on social media.

Authors to read:

Need Okorafor

To learn more about the author mentioned in this episode, check out your local library or bookstore.