Golzar Kheiltash and Lisa Hall are co-founders of Baby Ventures, a Maryland-based indie children’s book company creating diversity and adventure-inspired board books and artwork. Golzar is an avid humanitarian and advocate. She trained as a lawyer and spent eleven years working on behalf of vulnerable populations at leading advocacy organizations worldwide. As co-author of Baby Ventures books, Golzar is deeply committed to creating a more enriching, globally informed reading experience for young children. Lisa has been a lifelong artist and traveler, visiting over fifty countries across six continents. Upon returning home from each of her trips abroad, Lisa painted the rich diversity of people and places she’d experienced. As co-author and illustrator of Baby Ventures books, Lisa combines vibrant imagery with bold colors to bring her adventures to life in each book. Together, they founded Baby Ventures in 2016 with one simple mission: to encourage children early on to explore all the people, cultures, and places that make our world the wonder-filled place that it is, one literary adventure at a time. Their inaugural title, The ABCs of Washington, DC, is an ode to the real-life adventures they have had while living and working in DC.
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Earlier Event: March 21Book Club: Politics is Personal Discusses Kindred
Later Event: March 24Book Club: Forever Young Adult Discusses Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak