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"Mio The Beautiful: How One Book is Transforming Japanese Classrooms!"

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

Bullying is an unfortunate reality in many classrooms in Japan. My daughter experienced this firsthand at her elementary school in Japan, where she was targeted because of the color of her skin.

Momo Sensei

The experience of my daughter who is Japanese and African Canadian motivated me to create a resource that could assist Japanese teachers in effectively addressing racist bullying in schools. The result of my efforts is a heartfelt book titled 'Mio The Beautiful,' with the central character being a kind and caring Japanese elementary school teacher named Momo Sensei."

Momo Sensei's character serves as a role model, demonstrating how Japanese elementary school teachers can approach these difficult conversations about racism with empathy and understanding.

"Mio The Beautiful" is more than a story; it's a powerful tool for change, helping us create a more inclusive and compassionate educational environment in Japan.

Reviews from Japanese Teachers

To understand the impact of "Momo Sensei" in "Mio The Beautiful," I reached out to Japanese teachers who have read the book or heard one of my talks.

Here are some of their reviews:

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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