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.

Saturday, August 24: Awesome Little Beings at Miracle Mile Toys and Games

By |August 17th, 2013|

Our next session is in the Miracle Mile area, this Saturday at 10am. It’s free and in a toy store peoples! So book your space – click the link on the menu bar and follow the instructions. We’ll see you there!

And in the afternoon, join me at the Pump Station, Hollywood. I’ll be reading an […]

#KidReads Live! | Events | 89.3 KPCC

By |July 22nd, 2013|

Saturday was wonderful. I got kids to read in Spanish to me, read stories from Africa and discovered a new story based in India. We made some puppets and talked about how literacy encompasses more than reading a book. We played lots of games too…you can watch it here.

Classic books

By |June 21st, 2013|

We’ve been travelling… Hence the lack of updates… We’ve been visiting grandparents in distant lands. One of my highlights has been re discovering a few classic English kids books, some of which I grew up with, like the Mr. Men series, and others I’m not so familiar with, like the Peter rabbit series. My […]

Why I Do What I Do.

By |May 18th, 2013|

I wrote this piece all the way back in May. I didn’t publish it straight away because I wanted to edit it. But you know, sometimes you’ve just got to let it go. This is just one reason as to why I’m so passionate about encouraging the love of reading, and why we consciously focus […]

Talk about commitment..!

By |May 17th, 2013|

Today I have my STAR training meeting in downtown LA — yup, I’m volunteering to read one on one with young kids at local libraries in addition to running ALB. I’ll be honest, I’m feeling a little run down today and feeling slightly stretched, and I’m sad about leaving my road dawg (aka my daughter) […]

Reading at the baby story time at the Memorial Library was a blast!

By |May 15th, 2013|

… And it was pretty packed, most of the regular crew were there. I even learned how to say ‘thank you’ in Korean…unfortunately I’ve forgotten it already. Shame on me. My new one year old friend (and her mum) will not be impressed…

Anyway, you coming in the 25th?! Looking forward to seeing you! Don’t forget […]

Putumayo Muzac Time…

By |May 14th, 2013|

Having a lovely time listening to these music CD’s from the lovely guys at Putumayo! And next month they’re giving our members discounts on selected titles too, yummers!

It’s official! Come join us on May 25 for another Storytime session

By |May 8th, 2013|

The lovely people at Message Media Ed loved us so much that we’ve been asked to return on MAY 25th — don’t sleep; get your tickets as soon as you can – it’s sure to be lots of fun.

Remember, space is limited!

These Little People have left me in Awe…

By |April 28th, 2013|

We had our first storytime today, and it was a blast! Everyone loved the books (the kids were a huge fan of our stickers)… It looks like we’ll be back at Message Media Ed in South Los Angeles next month too! Huzzah! Both books were a hit, but I think ‘Big Box for Ben’ got […]

Welcome to ALB!

By |April 27th, 2013|

That’s shorthand for Awesome Little Beings! You can find out about our latest events and partnerships on this blog! Thanks for joining our community!