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"From Healing to Best-Seller: The Inspiring Story of 'Mio The Beautiful'"

By Kinota Braithwaite, Anti-Racism and Anti-Bullying Youth Speaker

When I wrote "Mio The Beautiful," my goal was simple: to help my daughter heal from racial bullying. I never imagined it would reach a global audience or become a best-seller.

"Mio The Beautiful," tells the story of my daughter, an African Canadian and Japanese girl who faced racial bullying at her Japanese elementary school. It champions diversity, inclusion, and respect for all cultures, emphasizing that all children are beautiful, regardless of ethnicity or skin color.

Initially intended for family and friends, the book received an unexpected boost when the media attention followed, from Deutsche Welle News to the Embassy in Canada to Japan. "Mio The Beautiful" even earned a nomination for the Sakura Medal Book Award.

This book has resonated with readers worldwide, promoting empathy and understanding among young audiences. Its message is clear: every child deserves to be accepted, no matter their background.

It's a vital resource for parents and educators aiming to instill these values in the next generation. Check out this reading of the book here

Let's Start a Dialogue:

Principals and Teachers, I extend a heartfelt invitation to engage in open conversations. Together, let's address concerns, exchange ideas, and craft experiences that transcend. Let's embark on a journey to enrich minds and create a lasting positive impact on the lives of students. Warm regards, Kinota Braithwaite A Vision for a World Free of Racism and Bullying You're welcome to connect with me at

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