About

Mia blogs on parenting, children’s books, and education at PragmaticMom.com and is the co-creator of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, a non-profit celebrating diversity in children’s books.

She is the co-author of two books with Alison Foley, HOW TO COACH GIRLS (a primer on how to keep girls in sports for coaches), and THE ELUSIVE FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP: AN INSIDER’S GUIDE.

Her debut picture book, SUMO JOE, is illustrated by Nat Iwata and published by Lee and Low. 

Scholastic is the publisher for  her middle grade anthology ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HEROES.

To find the best diverse books, she wrote BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: MY FAVORITE DIVERSITY BOOKS FOR KIDS AGES 1-12 published by Audrey Press.

She is also the co-founder of Aquent, the world’s largest company staffing creative, digital and marketing talent with 37 offices around the world.