About

My name is Crystal, and I help parents find the right books for every stage of their children’s lives.

For eight years I was known as Ms. Crystal to classrooms full of preschoolers. I’ve worked in education since 2005, and most of that time has been spent in early childhood education. I love working with young kids, and seeing the passion they have for learning new things.

The importance of early childhood education took on a new meaning for me in 2009, when I gave birth to my first son. My second little boy followed in 2010, and our third boy was born in 2017.

We’re now homeschooling, and I’m continuing to read with kids every day. I’m passionate about helping kids love reading, promoting multicultural children’s literature, and helping parents find great books. I also love hosting events to promote literacy in our home city of Indianapolis — click here for regular updates about our special events for homeschool families.

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