Diverse Stories in a Bottle

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Get to know Aisha Rice

Aisha Rice

Aisha Rice is a children’s book author out of the D.C Metropolitan area by way of California. She received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from George Mason University and continued with her education to obtain her Paralegal Certificate from Georgetown University.

Aisha created Diverse Stories in a Bottle, which promotes the importance of literacy and having diverse books for all children. Aisha feels that it is extremely important for children's confidence and growth to see characters that look like them. She believes in the promotion of literacy. It is Diverse Stories in a Bottle goal to partner with organizations that help promote literacy among the youth. We are excited to start new partnerships with any company/organization on their events that continue to push the literacy platform forward. Fewer than half (48%) of young children in the U.S. are read to daily. The percentage of children read to daily drops even lower (to 36%) among low-income families, whose children face the highest risk of literacy problems, according to a survey ran by Reach Out and Read, Reading Across the Nation: A Chartbook.


Aisha is also an avid hiker and adventure seeker who spends her weekends hiking with her family, friends and dog, Charlie, who is an energetic, fun loving Mountain Feist.  Aisha can also be found spending her time doing various community projects. 


Our mission


Diverse Stories In a Bottle was created to encourage literacy among diverse communities and cultures. Our mission is to inspire the youth through books and media to not only celebrate their diversity but to reach their full potential. The debut book from the company is “My Kinky Coily Hair” by Aisha Rice.

Meet Bubi, the bouncing bottle, who through his adventurous fun antics encourages children to read and helps them find stories that speak to the diversity of the world. So be bold and bounce with Bubi to the beautifully brave world filled with books.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
— Nelson Mandela
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
— Frederick Douglass
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
— Toni Morrison
“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”
— Marian Wright Edelman, president, The Children's Defense Fund