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Books That Make You Podcast

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Jan 19, 2022

When kids read, they naturally see themselves as the star of the story, picking up social norms and expectations…particularly from the books they read early on. This is why diversity is so crucial in kids’ books.

Isabel Cintra is bringing a message of such representation and diversity to children all over the globe. Having grown up wondering why the characters in her favorite fairy tales didn’t look like her, she is now setting out to change that.

Her children’s books are charming fantasies featuring black and brown heroes -- and sheroes. Representation and diversity, not to mention the importance of kindness and hard work, are themes she addressed in her writing.

Isabel Cintra grew up in Brazil, in the town of Sao Joaquim de Barra. Presently, she resides in Stockholm, Sweden, with her husband and daughters.

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