Why We Read Too?
We Read Too was created back in 2014 because I wanted diverse literature to be easier to find and more accessible. Growing up, I saw an immense lack of representation in literature for kids of color. I wanted there to be a better way for educators, guardians, librarians and community members to expose youth of color to books that have characters who look like them. I also wanted to highlight and celebrate Black, Latinx, Native and Asian authors who often aren't in the spotlight.
Meet the Creator
Kaya started learning iOS development in 2014 while working as a mobile development intern for Time Inc. She later interned at Intuit and Apple working on iOS/OS technologies. Mentorship has been an important part of her journey as she's volunteered with Black Girls Code and was the president of Dartmouth's Women in Computer Science organization. For her work in technology and education she was awarded and recognized by Black Girls Rock!, The Root, and Glamour Magazine. In June 2017 she graduated from Dartmouth College with a Computer Science major and now works for Slack Technologies, Inc as an Associate Engineer.
Meet Our Android Developer
Julia Nguyen is a software engineer, writer, and speaker from Toronto. Julia is the founder of if me, an open source mental health communication app. She organized mentorship initiatives at the University of Waterloo Women in Computer Science Undergraduate Committee. She is the lead organizer of Southeast Asian Ladies in Tech, and organizes meetups for the San Francisco chapter of Write/Speak/Code. Learn more about Julia on her website.