Episode 33. Curly Crew Books Highlight Kids of Color

Episode 33. Curly Crew Books August 18, 2021
Guests: Markita Staples-Green

Markita Staples-Green is the creator of Curly Crew Books – picture books that feature kids of color with curly hair, braids, and colorful beads.

The mother of two young daughters, Markita is passionate about helping babies and young children identify with diverse characters and discover the joy of reading at a young age.

Before embarking on her writing and publishing career, Markita worked in procurement, supply chain management, and marketing for several large corporations, including Ford Motor Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, United Airlines, and Adobe. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

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