Self-publishing Bilingual Picture Books with Kinota Braithwaite
Nov 10, 2023
What does it take to self-publish bilingual picture books? Author Kinota Braithwaite shares his experience bringing important messages about racism and bullying right to the source via the recent bilingual English/ Japanese picture books Mio the Beautiful, Mio’s Wish, and Kei the True Friend.
In this conversation, we will ask him about the ins and outs of self-publication and crowdfunding, why it is important to publish these books right here and right now, what it was like to work with a translator for the Japanese translation, and how the reception for these books has been so far.
Kinota Braithwaite is an author, motivational speaker, certified anti-bullying prevention specialist, and teacher. Originally from Canada, he now resides in Kanagawa where his biracial daughter’s experience in Japanese school inspire his work. His latest picture book Kimonos and Cornrows is set for release this fall.