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Let’s Talk Race

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Last year, my cousin and I went to Chicago Ideas Week to see the talk, Life’s Big Questions. All of the speakers were incredible, but I was blown away by Jose Vargas. He was articulating, without fear, what many immigrants feel on a daily basis. He spoke about being afraid in… Read more »

Come see Mushmato at the Printers Row Lit Fest!

Come and get your literary on! We will be near Polk and Dearborn. See you then!

Our 2nd book has been published!

Hello everybody, Our 2nd book, A Most Perfect Day has just been published. It’s about two best friends, Mush and Mato (a mushroom and tomato respectively) and their journey downtown on a most perfect day. While there, they get into a bit of a pickle, but meet three new friends… Read more »

New Review over at Bicultural Mama!

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Hello everybody, In This World Together was just reviewed by, which is an amazing website, which “celebrates the best of both worlds from a bicultural mom’s perspective. Biculturalism is not just about race – it’s also about heritage, culture, religion, philosophy, and attitude.” Here’s what was said about In… Read more »

How In This World Together was Born

Hello, my name is Janina R. Williams. I am an author and co-owner of Mushmato, Ltd, a multimedia firm in Chicago. My sister, Tegan Pratt, a brilliant and talented illustrator, is also co-owner. We create books, toys, and cartoons for children centered on the following themes: multiculturalism, city-living and art…. Read more »

Who are we? Find out about MushMato!

First things first, welcome to our blog! We are so glad you stopped by. Hello, my name is Janina R. Williams and my sister’s name is Tegan R. Pratt. I am an author and she is an illustrator. We’ve been working together creatively for quite some time. We grew up… Read more »