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March 19, 2023 29 mins

Listen to today's episode, "Discovering Caring in ‘Lani Rae's Marvelous Hair”’: A Conversation on Kids' Books and Identity with Yesenia Rodriguez"  as Cosmetologist and mama, Yesinia Roderiguez joins Dori Durbin. Yesinia also shares:

  • About Yesenia
  • About hair and kids
  • Reading of "Lani Rae’s Marvelous Hair"
  • Identity and hair
  • Childhood cancer
  • On being an independent (indie) author
  • How to use Yesenia's book
  • What kids can do to help others
  • On being on an author
  • How having a book has changed her business

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More about Yesenia
Yesenia Rodriguez was born and raised in Riverside, California, where she currently resides with her daughter. A self-proclaimed multipotentialite, she has drawn from her many passions to create her debut children’s book, Lani Rae’s Marvelous Hair. Yesenia is also an educator, hairstylist, and speaker through her author visits. As a cosmetology teacher at Riverside City College, Yesenia loves encouraging her students to nurture their many interests.

Lani Rae’s Marvelous Hair is a story inspired by Yesenia’s daughter, Leilani. It touches on the difficult subject of childhood cancer while encouraging kindness and friendship. It is available in English and Spanish.
The Power of Kindness: A Conversation on Writing and Hair with Yesenia Rodriguez

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More about Dori Durbin:
Dori Durbin is a Christian wife, mom, author, illustrator, and a kids’ book coach who after experiencing a life-changing illness, quickly switched gears to follow her dream. She creates kids’ books to provide a fun and safe passageway for kids and parents to dig deeper and experience empowered lives. Dori also coaches non-fiction authors and aspiring authors to “kid-size” their content into informational and engaging kids’ books!
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