We are In This Together

We believe that everyone should be able to imagine themselves when they pick up a book or watch a movie. Sadly, today’s media doesn’t reflect everyone. We’re out to change that. We package books and films to create more diversity in media. We highlight the stories of all children and young adults, including gay, black, girls, transgender, and more. Beyond just highlighting them, we want them to be the stars of the stories we create, inspiring others just like them to be who the are – with confidence and power.

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Carey Albertine

Founder + Creative Director

Carey has worked as an executive recruiter, managed a multi-million dollar P&L for an educational company, and held many positions in television at Lucky Duck Productions, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and NBC News. She has written and performed stand-up comedy at clubs all over New York City. Carey is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

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Saira Rao

Founder + Creative Director

Saira is the author of Chambermaid (Grove Press) and The Madlands (forthcoming). Previously, Saira was a television news producer in Washington D.C., and Miami; a law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, and a lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York City. Saira is a graduate of the University of Virginia and New York University School of Law.

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Isa Moneypenney

Finance Director

Since 2002, Isa has held chief financial and operational roles for a number of companies in various sectors, including a luxury fashion company, a financial products company, and fashion house Badgley Mischka. She’s worked for the National Endowment for Democracy, a non-profit dedicated to democratic institutions around the world. Isa is a graduate of the University of Virginia and The Wharton School of Business.

Our Extended Team

We’re fortunate to have an extended team through our Board of Advisors and Educational Review Board.

Our Educational Review Board members advise on what they’re seeing in their classrooms to guide our future content, while reviewing our active projects to provide Reading Guides and Common Core alignment.

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Jennifer Crews

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    Shannon Miller

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      Lexi Reese

      Board of Advisors
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        Azure Antoinette

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          Heather Mitchell

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            Jacquetta Szathmar

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              Patricia Williams Lessane

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                Lissett Mary Babaian

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                  Ellen Dorbie

                  Educational Review Board
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                    Kaycee Gerhart

                    Educational Review Board
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                      Michelle Luhtala

                      Educational Review Board
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                        Sand Mastrangelo

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                          Kati Robins

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                            Greta Swanson O'Dwyer

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                              WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

                              In today’s media industry, there are few products that highlight the rich diversity of our society. Our mission is to change that, so our library of media content reflects who our young people are so they can see themselves in their own imagination and beyond.

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                              THE IMBALANCE OF DIVERSITY

                              3.3%

                              of today’s media products feature African American characters

                              2.1%

                              of today’s media products feature Asian-American/Pacific Islander characters

                              1.5%

                              of today’s media products feature Latino characters

                              0.6%

                              of today’s media products feature Native American characters

                              Our Process

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                              CREATE01

                              We retain all intellectual property and copyrights of the concepts we create.

                              PROCURE02

                              We discover talented writers for each project and procure them for our projects.

                              PUBLISH03

                              Our literary agent at Foundry sells North American and Foreign Rights to major publishers. We sell TV/Film Rights through our extended network.

                              MARKET04

                              We support our books through creative, innovative marketing and Public Relations strategies and tactics.

                              Our Partners

                              We work with an incredible set of partners that help us get our audiences voice heard.

                              Join Our Efforts

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                              Want to help us increase diversity in media? Let’s talk about how we can team up.