ARTICLE #8 Ms. Tonisha Mitchell is on a mission,
That’s right, The absolutely amazing Ms. Mitchell is making it happen! I first met her back in April of 2019 in Tampa Florida at the very first ever sponsored Afrocon! Along with my buddy Marcus H. Roberts and ken Anthony II among many other Independent creators Ms. Mitchell is an absolute force to be reckoned with! She is a prominent figure in the community and provides an outlet for both children and adults alike to see wonderful events within Her area. Tonisha has always been an avid reader and promotes readership and activities for a large community in Southern Florida and beyond. A wonderful person with a charming and beautiful personality she is getting new fans and patrons daily. I look forward to seeing her again at the next event and learning more from Her.
Tonisha and her son Khalil are originally from Ocean Springs, MS and together they run Wonders of the World Book and Toy Store. WoW Book and Toy Store is an online children’s book store, based out of the Tampa area, that focuses on providing culturally relevant books and media for children to enjoy. In addition to selling books and other media, Tonisha also enjoys creating handmade stationery.
Their mission started in 2017. Tonisha has always been a reader, even beginning from the earliest days of her childhood. When she became a mother, it was important to her to pass that love on to her child. However, finding material with Black or Brown faces was not always easy. Seeing the difficulty, she was facing in building a home library that was reflective of the world around us, Tonisha decided to help other parents and loved ones in their quest. Hence, WoW Book and Toy Store was born.
check out more about her activities right here: https://www.facebook.com/wowbookandtoy
Tonisha is also the creator of the Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo, whose purpose is to highlight and celebrate the Black literary talent that is alive and well in the Bay area. It was a natural extension of the WoW Book and Toy Store platform. The first on was held this past April and the next one is scheduled for April 2020. See YOU there!!