Bio: Naomi V. Dunsen-White is an award-winning children’s book author who writes books that uplift and positively represent children of Color. Naomi has a passion for closing the diversity gap that exists in the children’s literature industry and believes that all children deserve to have books with characters who look like them and represent a world in which they can see themselves. She is a former educator and foster care specialist who seeks to make a difference in children’s lives by writing books that are educational, uplifting and inclusive. Her two children’s books, "Johari The Great" and "Why Am I Here? A Child’s Book About Purpose" teach, uplift and inspire children to discover their unique gifts, path and purpose in life. With positive messages about family, community, self-determination, and diversity, the powerful words and moving illustrations motivate children to pursue their goals and look within to discover their greatness. Her books have received several awards and distinctions, including: Mom’s Choice Gold Award, Purple Dragonfly Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature, Clara J. Johns Literary Award, BCALA’s Best of the Best Book List 2021 (K-4), Literary Titan Gold Book Award, Page Turner Award Finalist 2022 and The Jerry Pickney Book Award Finalist 2022. Naomi is the owner of Naomi Books, LLC. Her company offers editing, writing development and coaching services to writers and self-published authors. She takes great pleasure in assisting writers fulfill their dreams of becoming authors and bringing their stories to the world. Her company's goal is to become a full-service independent publisher. Naomi is a member of the Editorial Freelancer’s Association. She serves as the Assistant Secretary of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.