Karin Broadhurst

Karin's Barefoot Story

In 2016, I became a single foster-adoptive mom to a beautiful 4-year-old boy. Finding diverse books for my new biracial son became one of my favorite and most important pastimes! I wanted us to share books that not only included people who look like him, but also to expose him to kids of all different backgrounds and abilities. I saw a post in a moms’ group about Barefoot Books, and I was so excited I signed up to sell these books right away! 

I love selling Barefoot Books! It feels great to work with a women-owned company with a business model that supports women entrepreneurs. (Not that you have to be a woman to sell Barefoot!) My favorite activities include exhibiting at teacher conferences, organizing school book fairs/ fundraisers, and participating in community events. I love sharing beautifully-illustrated books from around the world with themes that are important to me, like empathy, diversity and inclusivity.

Before Barefoot, I worked in nonprofit management, marketing & sales, sponsorship & membership. Being a Barefoot Books Ambassador is not that different, but it’s a lot more fun!

In my first year ...

Please contact me to find out about sales and specials before you buy! Or ask me about book fair fundraisers for your organization. Or if you would like to invite me to an event. Or if you are wondering how you can do what I do. Whatever your questions, I am happy to help.  

(If you are a member of the MTA / MA Teachers’ Association, please send me your book list and your name, school, address, phone number and email. I will get back to you with your discounted pricing, pick up or delivery options, and to request payment.)   


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