KIDS BOOK BANK CONNECTS WITH CHANTE THOMAS AT PARADE THE CIRCLE FEST
Author Chante Thomas and Executive Director Ori Akrish
Kids Book Bank recently connected with local author Chante Thomas at the Parade the Circle Fest. She's been a 5th grade teacher in Shaker Heights for the past 28 years and has self-published four children's books.
Chante was inspired to write her first book, "Where I'm From," after taking a Children's Literature survey course and seeing how few books there were "that represented people who looked like me."
Chante says, "As one of the few teachers of color in 5th grade at my school, I see daily how important it is to have kids see someone who looks like them. In fact, it was my students who encouraged me to publish my first book in 2018. I am so passionate about showing positive characters who embrace diversity, have wonderful experiences with family and friends, and celebrate a love of reading."
We're hoping to partner with Chante on an upcoming event.