Christabel Nsiah-Buadi is an award-winning Public Radio Broadcaster and a cultural and media observer. In addition to producing shows for National Public Radio, KPCC, KCRW the Pacifica Network, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Air America Radio, she has hosted shows on BBC Radio and produced content for and London's Colourful Radio. Her written work been published in MTV Desi, the Amsterdam News and the book, 'Have Milk, Will Travel: Adventures In Breastfeeding (Demeter Press, 2013). She is a media board advisor for One World Children's Fund, which works with on the ground organizations to improve the lives of children affected by poverty. She is also the founder of, an online resource for parents and teachers looking for good childrens books that put children of color at the center of story.

Awesome Little Beings Children’s Book Week Picks

By |May 13th, 2015|

We hope you enjoyed Children’s book week as much as we did. We were working on fun collaborations and projects, including some that involved selecting some of our favourite book picks. And we’re sharing them with you!


Hula Lullaby, Erin Eitter Conno

This is a favourite at our storytimes. It’s repetitive and rhythmic structure allows the reader […]

Why Books Featuring Children of Color are So Powerful

By |May 13th, 2015|

Originally posted on

I don’t recall reading books that featured many—if any—black children before the age of 10. If books did feature a black character, I’d brace myself for the inevitable racial slur that would lead to a “teachable moment” about racism, respect and “tolerance” the writer wanted to teach its young readers.

Between the portrayal of […]

New: Video Interviews

By |May 8th, 2015|

Watch this space for our one on one interviews with authors and illustrators who are creating books with children of color in mind.


KPCC ‘Pass/Fail’ feature on cultural diversity in children’s books – April 16, 2013

By |April 28th, 2015|

Pass / Fail
So Cal education, LAUSD, the Cal States and the UCs
#Kidreads: Children’s books with minority characters are hard to find; here are a few resources

Veteran educator Louise Derman Sparks has written volumes on what she calls “anti-bias education” for children.

Sparks firmly believes that children can start absorbing an anti-bias message just from what we read […]

Dont Forget to Save Your Space at the Awesome Little Beings Storytime, October 12

By |April 28th, 2015|

Calling all LA parents, if you’re in or near the Miracle Mile area this Saturday morning at 11come to our storytime session. Its free… And in a very fly toy store…but we’ll distract the kids so you can play! We’ve got some fantastic books to read, including some great titles from our October Reading Partner, […]

But…that’s Not My Grandpa!

By |April 28th, 2015|

The kids at our October 12th story-time  were very entertaining. I have to give myself props here too; I must be half decent at this book reading thing if I can engage kids in a TOY STORE. Yes, a toy store. With very cool toys. I realize I’m making the same point several times, but I […]

Books, sleep and building (community)

By |April 28th, 2015|

Now THAT’S what I’m talking about. Today’s session at Miracle Mile Toys & Games was a hit! A few of us followed the storytime with a coffee and chat and we talked about all sorts, while the kids ate our food and tried to drink the caffeinated beverages. Something the more sleep deprived in the […]

Dont Forget to Save Your Space at the Awesome Little Beings Storytime, October 12

By |October 7th, 2013|

If you're in or near the Miracle Mile area this Saturday morning at 11come to our storytime session. Its free... And in a very fly toy store...but we'll distract the kids so you can play!

My 3-Year-Old has Experienced Racism (and yours probably has too) ::

By |October 7th, 2013|

I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about this article before, but it resonates so much I have to re post. This is why I do what I do. It’s why I stress the importance of putting every kid at the center of the story.

Our next storytime is on October 12 at Miracle Mile Toys & Games […]

Arru, Hei, O-si-yo! How may ways can you say Hello! Tell us at Miracle Mile Toys and Games this Saturday!

By |August 22nd, 2013|

Don’t forget, I’ll be reading stories from around the world this Saturday at Miracle Mile Toys and Games at 10am. What’s on the roster? I’ve got great stories from Jamaica, Africa, India, Latin America. Will we get through them all? Ooh, I just don’t know…!

Don’t forget to RSVP via the link on the menu bar!