Adanne (an African name meaning “her mother’s daughter”) is the Founder of Black Kids Read, an NGO that strives to promote and improve literacy rates in the African-American/Caribbean and African-immigrant communities through parent training, school-community partnerships, resource materials development, peer education and reviews of culturally-validating books that will inspire our children become excited about reading. Adanne is a licensed Attorney and speech-language Pathologist. She has studied law in Nairobi, Kenya and Spanish in Mexico. She has traveled to Tanzania, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Senegal, the Gambia, France, the UK, Spain and several dozen cities throughout the United States. Adanne speaks English, Spanish and Franglais (which her eldest loves to correct). She is married to a Dominican (from the Commonwealth not the Republic) and they are rearing two delightful and curious children bilingual in French/English and bicultural African-American/Dominican in Southern California.