Amber Weyers

Experienced public relations professional with a passion for creating unique and impactful content. Excellent communication skills with an ability to engage people of all different backgrounds. I'm looking forward to leveraging my skills to help you uplift the narratives of underrepresented communities.

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A Kids Book About™ Rebrands to A Kids Company About™ in Conjunction with $7M in Series A Funding

Black investors back kids media pioneer as they launch into streaming services for kids

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 10, 2021 PRNewswire/ -- launched today as an extension of the best-selling book series A Kids Book About. The brand is accelerating beyond books to offer multimedia conversation starters, including streaming classes and a podcast network. The Company's growth is bolstered by a $7M Series A investment round led by a fund managed by Pendulum Opportunities LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of

Door County families struggle to find quality childcare as new school year approaches

DOOR COUNTY (WLUK) -- A shortage of qualified child care workers in Wisconsin has left many families with limited places to send their kids. As a new school year approaches parents like Katie Smullen, a working mother of two, said she is worried the problem will get worse. Smullen lives in Door County with her family, where there are only 13 licensed or certified childcare facilities spread throughout the entire peninsula.

A.wordsmith | Portland PR & Communications

Over the past month, we have all watched one of the most highly anticipated presidential elections play out before us. It’s been stressful, confusing, messy, and hard, and in many of our cases, it’s probably led to some pretty intense and emotionally charged conversations. As PR professionals, we’re taught to tap into our emotional intelligence when having those tough conversations, but that can sometimes be easier said than done.

So what is the most effective way to communicate when you find y

A.wordsmith | Portland PR & Communications

It’s been a little over a month since I started my role as an Associate at A.wordsmith, and I must say it’s been one heck of a transition. As if starting a new job from home during a deadly pandemic wasn’t enough, I’m also faced with the unchanging reality of being a Black woman in America during one of the most significant social justice movements in our history. While Black people are being killed at the hands of police, and continuously told by society their life has no value, I’m still expec

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LeVar Burton’s new children’s book about imagination has a powerful message for parents, too

While reading A Kid's Book About Imagination with my six-year-old, I felt something I don't typically feel while reading with my kids—the book was talking to me, too. When I spoke with LeVar Burton later that day and mentioned how his new book made me feel, he gave me the highest praise any millennial fan of Reading Rainbow could ever hear in regard to a book: "Ding, ding, ding! You got it."

Burton partnered with A Kids Company About, a brand that makes media for "the next generation of world-c

13 Bookish Gifts for the Bibliophiles in Your Life

Looking for a gift for a book lover? It can be tough shopping for that person who basically aspires to live in the library of Beast’s castle, but we’ve found there are some creative ideas out there. With the help of our own resident bibliophile, we’ve rounded up some of the best bookish things for the bookish peeps in your life — from unique books to accessories for readers of all sorts.

If you want to diversify your reading list, or encourage someone else to do the same, then this illustrated

The Black-Owned Gift Guide of 2021

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Finding the perfect gift for everyone in your family and watching them light up when they unwrap it is one of the most special feelings. Whether you’re on the hunt for a toy that your toddler will obsess over or in search of the best gift for a mom that needs to slow down, there is a Black-owned business

Taboo Struggled With His Identity Growing Up — So He Wrote a Kid’s Book on It

Decades before he helped start the Black Eyed Peas, Taboo Nawasha was a young Jimmy Gomez, wading through a complex identity. His grandmother–a Native American from the Shoshone and Hopi tribes–helped raise him alongside his single mom. Nanny, as she was affectionately called, shared many stories of her life back in Jerome, Arizona. His grandfather, who the artist didn’t grow up around, was from Sonora, Mexico.

“I didn’t really understand my Native ancestry until she started breaking it down ab

LeVar Burton Is Everywhere: A New Gig, A New Book And A Parade

The answer is: LeVar Burton, to the question: Which famous Hollywood actor has found success and notoriety despite not getting the job hosting TV’s Jeopardy?

Burton has been a highly sought subject in recent weeks and months, judging by a new interview in Rolling Stone, an appearance on The Daily Show in September and last month’s chat with this reporter that appeared in The Daily Beast. And the questions are not just about that quiz show gig.

The actor, now 64, told the venerable magazine’s A

LeVar Burton announces new book "A Kids Book About Imagination" — Daily Star Trek News

Burton, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Geordi La Forge, who also hosted PBS’s Reading Rainbow, “continues his mission to inspire, entertain, and educate,” according to the book’s author bio. His latest book since The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm is part of the A Kids Book About series, which features topics ranging from diversity and divorce to creativity and climate change.

The publisher says about the book, “What is imagination? Most of us think of it as playing pretend or what happens when

Inc.'s Scott Omelianuk: Why Depression and Entrepreneurship Is a Thing Worth Talking About

It was spring, and the day had started sunny. But now, as I stood alone in a dim pool of light in a near-empty parking lot of the corporate headquarters of one of the world's largest hotel groups, it was raw and windy, with gray clouds scuttling across the night sky.

The wellness startup I had co-founded, poured my time and money into, even authored a patent for, had just beaten two dozen others to win a global innovation competition. The win had set the stage to install our service in thousand

2 Sisters Write Alzheimer’s Book for Kids to Honor Their Grandmother

To honor their grandmother who died from Alzheimer’s in 2011, two sisters have written a children’s book to explain to kids what the disease is and how it affects those who have it.

Tanya Iovino and Kiki Kouris wrote “A Kids Book About Alzheimer’s” to provide support and information to people who have a family member with the disease.

The book, published by A Kids Company About, is expected to be released in February and is currently available for preorder. A Kids Company About specializes in

Robert Downey Jr. And Other Celebs Really Think You'll Like Their Christmas Gift Ideas

Still trying to figure out what Christmas gifts to give family, friends and co-workers? Let celebrities help.

During the pandemic, many top celebrities in the worlds of music, film, TV and sports found other economic avenues ― side hustles ― to explore.

Some of the celebs are promoting snacks, others are involved with cosmetics, CBD or good old booze.

Whatever the product or whoever the celebrity is, you’re sure to find something that will make you the gift-giving celeb in your circle.

24 of the best Christmas gifts for girls of all ages, from adorable sneakers to empowering books

An active game for indoors or outdoors 2-in-1 Musical Jump 'n Toss, available from Amazon and Fat Brain Toys, $25.95 If you enjoyed ravaging your ankles with a Skip-It when you were younger, you'll enjoy watching your kids play with this similar toy. In addition to the musical hopping game, this toy can also turn into a ring toss game. Kids can easily play with this indoors or outdoors, and it helps get out some energy while developing gross motor skills.

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