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Carlotta Penn

Author Carlotta Penn
Courtesy of Daydreamers Press
Author Carlotta Penn

Carlotta Penn is a children’s book author and the founder of Daydreamers Press. Her most recent book, The Turtle With An Afro, came out last summer. In addition to her literary work, she holds a PhD in education and works in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Global Engagement at Ohio State University’s College of Education.

Carlotta talks with host Hanif Abdurraqib about black characters in media, flying in dreams, styling your child's hair, having an understanding boss and why being a genius is overrated.

Funding for Small Joys with Hanif Abdurraqib is provided by The Columbus Foundation.