Contestant's Case to Win
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Hartlyn Kids Media, LLC is an independent childrenâ€™s book publishing company dedicated to exposing children and their parents to the diversity of cultures around the world. The name Hartlyn comes from the two locations that each of the creators is from - Hartford and Brooklyn.
Our business inspiration stems from the Maya Angelou quote:
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
Our books are designed to give a true and authentic snapshot of the day in the life of a child from various regions around the globe. The books are not only representations of the culture of the region but also each one is written by local authors who have immediate access to knowledge of the area. Each of our books are written with the global child of ANY age in mind.
How does it work?
Each of our books includes a passport stamp.
After reading the book, you have effectively â€śvisitedâ€ť that country.
Each passport stamp comes free of charge with the purchase of the books.
Our two initial books provide "travel" to two great countries: India and The Philippines and each contains a list of "Learning Tools" at the end.
We offer a Hartlyn Kids passport to document the collection of passport stamps and the number of countries â€śvisitedâ€ť. This is a fun and easy way for children to get excited about world travel!
We believe that we should win the Leading Moms in Business Competition because we are bringing culture, travel and reading into the market. In addition to selling our books, we also maintain a blog at www.hartlynkids.blogspot.com which provides cultural educational tools. We are also involved in philanthropic efforts such as Mom Bloggers for Social Good and have made contributions to the Passport Party Project. Our goal is to not just have a successful business but to also empower children and their parents to see the beauty in all people and cultures.