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Ditto Kids Illustrator Series: Kate Meldau Cummings

We first found Kate through our founder Alexandria, and we were thrilled to have her on board for issue one. Kate did our cover and one of our favorite segments in the magazine called "I see you, You see me" she also just did our beautiful holiday village scene which was a newsletter gift.  Kate has been such a pleasure to collaborate with. She is incredibly talented and has such a talent for transforming our vision and words into beautiful illustrations that brought every page she created to vibrant life.  Below you can read a little more about Kate, how she came to illustration, and what she'd like to see more of in the world:  Without further ado...here is Kate!  ...

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Ditto Kids Books We Love: Seasonal Holidays

Here at Ditto Kids, we are big believers in the power of stories. Stories hold power to take us to places we've never been, to show us lives and paths we've never walked. Stories also can bring comfort and cheer and show us that we belong. That is why we firmly believe that stories can transform how we think, how we learn, and how we see the world around us. So in that vein, we're rounded up some of our favorite seasonal stories because often, seeing others celebrating can teach us so much about how we celebrate. What we celebrate and how we can all work together to create a world we can all celebrate. We broke our favorite stories...

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Ditto Kids Loves: BIPOC-Owned Bookshops

In a difficult season for many we know that BIPOC-Owned businesses have borne the brunt of the financial fall out from COVID-19. So today we rounded up a few of our favorite BIPOC-owned bookshops to complement our seasonal book roundup. If you have one in your town go support them and if not most of them also ship!  1. Brave + Kind 2. Semicolon  3. Cafe con Libros 4. Shelves Bookstore 5. Elizabeths Bookshop and Writing Center  6. Harambee Books 7. Mahogany Books

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Ditto Kid's Grown up Holiday Gift Guide

We've rounded up some of our favorite gifts for the grownups in your life. All ethically made and BIPOC-owned, these are gifts you can feel happy gifting to those you love (or yourself, we won't judge!). This year has been so hard on many small businesses. With the holidays upon us, we have the chance to invest in BIPOC communities by investing in them and supporting their goods. We hope you love these as much as we do! 10. Two Days Off 11. BLK+GRN  12. sunday/monday  13. irro irro  14. alaynee goodwill quillwork  15. mien studios  16. ukaome  17. lingua nigra   

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Ditto Kid's BIPOC-Owned Holiday Gift Guide

Hello friends of Ditto Kids!  The holiday season is upon us, can you believe it?  This year has been hectic and unexpected in many ways, and we're sure that the holidays will bring their own set of surprises. So today, we are hitting publish on our first annual Ditto Kid's holiday gift guide a little early to account for shipping delays or early shoppers.If you are searching for BIPOC-owned and sustainable businesses to support this giving season, look no further. Our founder Alexandria has rounded up some of our favorites below. At Ditto Kids, we love to support BIPOC-owned businesses! It's so important to use our collective voices and dollars to support and uplift BIPOC-owned businesses. By taking some time...

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