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March 3, 2022

Bonus Episode - On Mama's Back -#blackchildrensbookweek


For a very special bonus episode. G_Focused interviews Annette Mckinney the  author of the children's book On Mama's Back. During the interview she discusses what inspired her to write the book, the challenges of self publishing as well as the importance of ownership, and the various themes that were prevalent throughout the book like representation, connection, and baby wearing. We wanted to highlight a black author during #blackchildrensbookweek, To learn more about Annette and or to support her by purchasing "On Mama's Back: " we will leave the link below as well as the Black Children's Book Week official webpage. 

https://author-annette.com/
IG - https://www.instagram.com/onmamasback/?hl=en
Black Children's Book Week  - https://blackbabybooks.com/bcbw/

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Annette a.k.a. MaiMuna

Author / Mom & Bonus Mom / Entrepreneur / Operations Manager

Annette is a Mother, bonus Mom, Author, Early Childhood Educator, a bona fide bibliophile, and local San Diegan. Who knew that a 3rd grade teacher (falsely) accusing her of plagiarizing a poem she wrote, foreshadowed emerging writing talent! After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, she acquired her Master’s in Business. Something she carries from her time actively teaching young children is how important it is to develop a love of reading, as this skill opens new worlds for emerging learners. Exposure to varied cultures and novel experiences early on in life are pivotal to children's ability to relate to the world around them. Books are curiosity’s pathway and I have a map!