Showing love for all the different mamas being their unique selves!
If we know one thing for sure, there are many sorts of mamas, and they are all worth celebrating! This inclusive toddler book champions mothers doing their jobs and pursuing their passions, alongside their admiring kiddos. Written by three student parents, this book especially highlights mothers who might not normally appear in the pages of a book. From construction mamas to student mamas to tattooed mamas—there's no one way to look like a mom!
Sinnah Bangura is the youngest of three siblings and immigrated to the U.S. from Sierra Leone in 2001. She is currently pursuing her bachelors in Family and Consumer Science. As a young mother to two amazing children, Romeo and Laila, it was important to her to write a story that honored the diversity of mothers. She is so happy she had the opportunity to write this book to encourage mothers who are underrepresented in children's books. She wants you to know that anything is possible as long as you believe in yourself.
Chae Eun Jung is a second-generation Korean-American and a parent attending nursing school. Being a young single mom and going back to school after having her son was challenging. She wants to encourage all the young mothers out there to believe in yourself and to celebrate where you are right now.
Marilyn Ramirez is the oldest of six siblings and an immigrant from El Salvador. She is the first in her family to pursue a college education. As a first-time author, she's proud to accomplish a dream she's had since childhood. Writing this book was important to her because she hasn't felt seen or represented in children's books. She wants other underrepresented mothers to know that there is no perfect way to be a mom. What matters most is that you love your children!
Illustrator Alex Perkins is a biracial illustrator from chilly Wisconsin currently based in Chicago, and they received their BFA in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2017. Their work explores the vibrant, thoughtful worlds of fantastical settings, women loving women, and what it means to be human. When not making art, they enjoy D&D, learning new things, and showering their darling dog in unearned praise.