Growing up, Mariam Mohamed rarely encountered books or TV shows featuring young Somali girls like her.
- Years later, as a teacher at a Minneapolis charter school, she ran into the same problem finding stories that reflected her students' lives.
- So Mohamed decided to write and publish more representative tales herself.
As part of our Screen Time series, we asked the author to share with us what makes her click.
📱 Device of choice: "I love using my iPhone 12."
👇 First tap of the day: "Instagram is my go-to, closely followed by Snapchat."
🔗 Most-used app: "I've recently discovered LinkedIn and I'm obsessed! I love making new connections and networking."
🎙️ Go-to news source: "I catch up on my news every morning while driving to work with MPRNews. Other times, CNN."
📚 Reading list: "I love audiobooks. 'Think Big Act Small' by Jason Jennings, 'Nice Girls' by Catherine Dang, 'A Beautiful, Terrible Thing' by Jen Waite and 'Children of Blood and Bone' by Tomi Adeyemi."
🧒 Teacher (and kid-approved) sites and shows: "Anything on PBS Kids, ABCmouse.com, Prodigy and IXL."
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