ABOUT CARMEN BOGAN

  • Carmen Bogan has written professionally for most of her adult life.  She launched Dream on Publishing, multicultural children’s books in 2013.  Carmen is the recipient of the new voices literary award from Lee and Low Books for her middle-grade story, Fit Like Frankie.  Her first book published under the Dream on Publishing imprint, Granny, Who is God? received critical acclaim within the faiths community.  Where’s Rodney?, published in 2017 as a joint project of the Yosemite Conservancy and Dream on Publishing, received a Kirkus starred review, praise from Publishers Weekly and was a Junior Library Guild selection. The sequel to Rodney, “Tasha’s Words” will be published in 2021. Carmen holds degrees in journalism and English from Stanford University and an MBA UCLA Anderson School of Management. She lives in Oakland, California with her husband, Willie.  She has two adult daughters, Erin “Danielle and Natalie Quinn and a new grandson, Logan. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Dream on Publishing was ten years in the making.  My goal as an artist and publisher is to promote literacy for all children.  I believe that every child deserves to read about characters that look like them, celebrate their cultures and lift up their legacies.  To me, multicultural characters are not just the heroes of children of color.  They are for all children because they reflect our diverse society and allow us all to see the world more realistically – through a colorful lens.  And while we at Dream on Publishing are dedicated to publishing and promoting books that represent children of color, our mission is to respect and free the voices and minds of all children and youth through the journey of reading and writing –  because literacy gives wings to dreams.  Dream On.  

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