What happens when you combine an afternoon of sushi with a back-of-the-napkin brainstorm session? A multicultural board book series…to be exact!
2Lokas – the venture behind the Little Loka Series (™) – is a newly launched children’s book venture aimed at providing children between the ages of 0 and 4 with an engaging and exciting multicultural learning experience through print and digital books – all authored and illustrated by our team! After having our own children, we quickly realized that, although there’s a plethora of wonderful books out there focused on cultural topics for older children, there appeared (and still appears) to be a notable gap for the 0-4 age group. From there, the idea of 2Lokas and eventually The Little Loka™ Series was born!
Our approach to The Little Loka™ Series and our store is unique, yet simple. We’ve opted to go with board books primarily because of the age group, a group prone to damaging picture and paperback books, with all good intentions and a sweet, innocent smile, of course! But don’t be fooled, this is no ordinary board book. It’s an experience. We believe strongly in the power and beauty of an open heart and mind at all ages. That’s why in addition to creating culturally diverse content in books to bring worlds together, we’ve created a page dedicated solely to the topics covered in each book. Our aim is to facilitate and encourage the exploration and learning process as much as possible.
And, finally, because we’re incredibly passionate about social change and making a difference in these beautiful yet complex worlds of ours, we’ve established 2Lokas as a social enterprise. What exactly does that mean? Well, our goal is to provide a pre-determined portion of the proceeds to young social entrepreneurs who are pursuing their own innovative projects and dreams, both in the United States and around the world.
For more information on the Co-Founders and authors, please click here.
For more information on the delightfully humble yet enthusiastically ambitious, young social entrepreneurs we’re supporting, please click here.
Malini + Kyra