From the Publisher:
me+mi publishing is an independent publisher dedicated to creating the highest quality products available in two or more languages for infants and toddlers. Reading is a critical element of success in life, and linguists generally agree that bilingual programs provide real educational benefits. We believe that by exposing dual language literature to children at the earliest stages, they will enter the education system not only well prepared with strong reading skills, but with a unique advantage as well. As a result learning becomes a positive life experience for the rest of their lives.
Our Guiding Principles:
• We believe that every child should be read to from birth.
• We believe every child should be taught at least two languages.
• We strive to surpass each customer's expectations.
• We will only produce the highest quality products.
me+mi publishing will be a company that is recognized for producing the finest dual language products that allow children to function at a high level equally well in English and Spanish.
me+mi publishing has received the following literary awards:
• Benjamin Franklin Award
• Chicago Book Clinic Book and Media Show
• Latino Literary Hall of Fame Mariposa Award
• Latino Literary Hall of Fame
• Latino Literary Hall of Fame Honorable Mention
• Writer s Digest Certificate of Merit
From the Author:
When my children were in preschool, I found it hard to find good quality books in English and Spanish. This difficulty inspired me to create the English and Spanish Foundations Series. This series started out with only a few books, and has now grown to include over 50 products.
Over the course of my career, I have developed over 600 books and other products for some of the largest publishers in the United States and have received numerous awards and accolades. My clients have included companies such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dental Association, American Medical Association, Cook County Hospital, Kraft General Foods, Target, Boarders, Costco, Sams, Burlington Coat Factory, U.S. Post Office, World Book, American Family Insurance, Sate Farm, Reader's Digest, Heinemann Library, HarperCollins, Dorling Kindersley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Cengage Learning, McGraw Hill, Pearson and others.
I am a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago and have a BFA in Visual Communications. While at SAIC, I also won a scholarship to study in Europe at the Basel School of Design. I also have a master's degree in Service Design and Design Research from IIT School of Design, with an emphasis on User-centered, Research and Analysis, Service Design and Cross-Cultural Research.
I am fluent in English and Spanish and live in the Chicago area with my husband, two children and our dog Chuchi.
I am so thankful and grateful that you have chosen to buy our products. It is my hope that you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.