Maggy Williams, Children's Author and Speaker
Author of thoughtful, relevant, and inspiring books for children and the people who read to them
Maggy Williams started writing at five years old and hasn’t stopped since. She loves creating stories for young readers because they have the best imaginations and because she never wants to grow up. When she’s not writing, she enjoys acting and comedy improv, which is basically just make-believe for grown-ups.
The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her book:
I'm Mixed! As a biracial child, Maggy Williams had three options. She could identify as black, white, or mixed. She chose to embrace her multiracial heritage because she was taught that she could. Her hope is that this book will help children to realize that it is possible to integrate their multiple racial identities. Here’s what others had to say about the book:
“I’m Mixed is a simple story which approaches how we describe ourselves from an early age, from the perspective of a young girl who has a black father and a white mother. It encourages children to embrace their appearance without labeling themselves as one race or another. In an increasingly diverse world, acceptance, inclusion and self-awareness are imperative, and Maggy Williams gives us a great starting point for conversation.”
— Lori Siesto, MME-MT, MT-BC, author, educator and music therapist
“Maggy Williams’ text comes straight from the heart, helping us all say goodbye to the days when a child had to own only one identity. This book is a loving message to all children, regardless of ethnicity. Love who you are, be who you are meant to be and find the joy in being you!”
— Ellen E. Sadler, children’s book author and award-winning educator
“At a time when so many feel excluded and less-than, I’m Mixed, by Maggy Williams, reminds us that everyone is to be appreciated and celebrated for who and what they are.”
— Cyrus Webb, media personality, author, and speaker
Why the author is an authority on the subject of her book:
I am a prolific author who has written and published more than 20 books. My most recent and perhaps most beloved project is a children’s picture book about embracing my multi-ethnic identity.
Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:
I have spoken at dozens of schools and for numerous organizations. Topics range from race and self-acceptance to creative expression. I am happy to create a presentation that will appeal to readers of any age!
Willing to travel
Community Issues — African-American
Health & Fitness/Nutrition