Jan. 21, 2021

Why Authored By Us Matters™

Why Authored By Us Matters™

Reading is more than fundamental. It’s gift that opens up the imagination and exposes the reader to worlds they could never imagine. On January 20, 2021, the world watched as National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman demonstrated during her presentation at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, when we introduce children to books, the sky is the limit.

Authored By Us™ is a new platform host by children’s author Zenzi Hodge who wrote the holiday classic The Never Snowy Christmas. Our show is dedicated to celebrating new and emerging authors of various ethnic backgrounds who write children’s stories about Black, Latino, and Indigenous people of color (BIPOC). When children are introduced to characters who look like them, they are able to see themselves experiencing the adventures and envisioning that they can do the same.

Each Wednesday, we will introduce you to a writer and the world they create in our weekly podcast. Be sure to tune in for personal, heartfelt conversations with the men and women who make it possible for our children to dream. If you’re new to our community, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and subscribe to our channels on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.


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