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Author Spotlight: Candace Okin

Driven by a mission to encourage reading and writing in children, Candace Okin creates literary works that aim to ignite curiosity, creativity and excitement through the reading process. A Dallas native, she’s since planted roots in Houston after earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Texas Southern University, and later, a Masters in Psychology degree from Houston Baptist University. Since then, Candace has crafted an impressive background in communications, non-profit fundraising and more.


Inspired by a desire to engage children through imaginative literature, Candace uses her work to highlight practical life skills against the backdrop of the strength and immensity of Black History and culture. Her goal is to educate youth while encouraging a sense of wonder, selfworth and purpose through the limitlessness of the arts, history and language.
Her first offering, Mason Makes Money, chronicles a child’s journey through fundamental
concepts of entrepreneurship and money management in a fun and engaging story as told by Mason; a thoughtful and resourceful second-grader who is eager to help a friend in need.

In addition to the story, children will enjoy implementing what they’ve learned by creating their own budget and developing goals around money courtesy of complimentary worksheets provided at the end of the book. Children are encouraged to read, discover and explore as they enter a new world of entrepreneurship and money management!

Mason needs money, and fast! But he’s got a few problems standing in his way:
how does a seven-year-old make money and how will he manage it?

Mason Makes Money invites children on a journey through fundamental concepts of
entrepreneurship and money management, in a fun and engaging adventure as told by
Mason. A thoughtful and resourceful second grader, Mason is simply eager to help a
friend in need!


In addition to this creative story, children will enjoy implementing what they’ve
learned by creating their own budge and developing their own money goals with
interactive worksheets provided at the end of this engaging book.

Contact Candace:

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