April 3rd, 2020

Supporting Children's Mental Health During a Pandemic - KKFI KC Community Radio Interview

Hello everyone! I was just featured in an interview on KKFI KC Community Radio where I discussed tips on supporting children's mental health and reducing their stress during this pandemic. Stay safe everyone!

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March 2nd, 2020

Just Like A Hero Featured on StoryTime with Kayla

During an author book tour in Chicago, I met Kayla Spears, who runs her own YouTube Channel called Story Time with Kayla. I was moved and impressed by her personality and entrepreneurship that I handed her a copy of Just Like A Hero. She saw the value in my work and featured it in her latest episode. Check out the video and her YouTube Channel.

Story Time w/ Kayla
February 13th, 2020

Sally Price Conference

I’m very excited to announce that I will be a guest speaker for the 25th Annual Sally Price Social Work Conference at Saint Luke’s Hospital, which will be held on Saturday April 4th. This year, the conference will be hosted in a “TedX” style presentation. There will be two speakers for each of the 6 tenets of social work. My speech will focus on the social Work core value; dignity and worth. Come check it out! I just realized this event is less than two months away. I should probably start working on my speech😬.....yikes!!!

Event Registration
February 11th, 2020

Just Like A Hero Series Featured by Lead to Read KC Again!

Vladimir Sainte holding the Just Like A Hero series books

I was honored to be featured in an email by Lead to Read again. Check out what they had to say!

"Lead to Read KC is excited to partner with local children’s therapist and author Vladimir Sainte for a second year to help promote coping skills and self-esteem among our students. Sainte’s book It Will Be Okay brings a message of hope about overcoming bullying, anxiety and fear. His book Just Like a Hero teaches personal values and challenges negative thoughts.

Each of our teaching partners will receive one of Sainte’s books and a teaching guide, and each of our students will receive a book. We are organizing author visits to a number of our partner schools. Watch for more details soon via email and our social media!"

Lead to Read KC
February 8th, 2020

Presentation at Bluff Elementary

Back to Iowa, this time in Clinton to share my message about mental health and the need to diversify children's literature. Bluff Elementary is doing great work with incorporating Trauma-Informed care into the school culture. Happy to add to their messaging.

January 26th, 2020

KCUR 89.3/NPR Interview

Vladimir Sainte Signing Books

I was recently interviewed by KCUR 89.3/NPR on their Central Standard show, discussing the importance of mental health and diversity in children's literature and my Just Like A Hero book series. Check out the article and give it a listen!

I would also like to thank Lead to Read KC for seeing the value in my work. If you haven't heard of them, please check them out at This year, I will be partnering with them again to read my second children's book, It Will Be Okay, at several KC schools to improve the emotional literacy of youth.

KCUR Interview
January 11th, 2020

Wonderscope Presentation

Vladimir Sainte at Wonderscope book presentation

Enjoyed my time sharing It Will Be Okay with a group of kiddos today’s at Wonderscope Children’s Museum. Thank you Amy for the wonderful opportunity to share my message of resiliency, inclusion, and hope. The kids even got to create their own Hope shields. #Justlikeaheroseries