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Featured Author & Publisher

Featured Author:

Talia Bailes

Talia Bailes grew up dancing ballet and reading. She graduated from Cornell University in 2020 with a degree in Global and Public Health Sciences and then worked for the CDC in Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently a medical student at the University of Michigan hoping to pursue a career in pediatrics. She lived in Ecuador and Colombia where she danced and read with children. Talia founded Ballet and Books in 2017 and has since led its national expansion. She believes in the power of dance as a connector across differences and believes in creating a world where every child has space to dance, learn, and grow into their fullest selves.

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Every child deserves books. We make the perfect book for every reader. We strive to foster an environment that encourages innovation, inspires us to find and develop talent, and allows us to have fun. We empower our authors and artists to express their visions and connect with readers. We partner with our booksellers, librarians and educators to deliver the right book to the right reader. Our readers deserve respect. They are the influencers of tomorrow—and today. We offer them stories that will affect them for life.

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