The Kitchen Diva! Show Concept
Book Boosters, Inc. has as part of its mission to educate a diverse
population on healthy living. Through a 30-minute weekly television program featuring
Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva! , Book Boosters, Inc. will introduce the concept
of organic, all-natural eating habits to viewers nationwide.
The Kitchen Diva! television
show was created to teach viewers how to prepare healthy
alternatives with a “Diva-style” twist to traditional
ethnic recipes, comfort foods, and familiar recipes; to
support farmer's markets; to promote the use of organic,
locally grown produce and seasonal cooking; to teach
viewers how to prepare tasty vegetarian meals using
non-meat alternatives; and to encourage them to consider
vegetarian recipes for one or two meals per week.
show will encourage viewers to get back into the
kitchen, around the table, and to eat seasonally. Angela
Shelf Medearis is indeed a fresh face and a new and
diverse voice in the culinary and health field. Her
warm, engaging, and zany personality will attract a new
audience to organic, whole foods, vegetarian and ethnic
About Book Boosters, Inc.
Mrs. Medearis is the
founder of Book Boosters, Inc., a non-profit
501(c)(3) educational organization that works in
conjunction with 4-H C.A.P.I.T.A.L. serving 30
Austin elementary schools. Book Boosters, Inc.
is also the sponsoring organization for The Kitchen Diva! television and radio shows, as
well as several educational children's
About Diva Productions
Diva Productions, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Angela Shelf Medearis and her sister, Marcia Orlandi, to expand on the concepts and work originated by Medearis.
The company produced The Kitchen Diva! cooking show that airs nationwide on public television as well as several educational video series including the popular and award-winning animated and bilingual "Storyteller’s Series", narrated by Medearis, and "Angela’s Notebook", a children’s educational television show about creative writing, literacy, and the day-to-day work of writers and illustrators that airs on educational television stations and is hosted by Medearis. Diva Productions is also the creator of several radio programs including "Choices" with Pastor Salem Robinson, Jr. , "The Dunn’s Memorial Worship Services," and The Kitchen Diva! S! radio
Medearis was noted as "one of the most influential writers of children's literature" by
Texas Monthly magazine. Her desire to write books for children who have difficulty reading has blossomed into an award-winning career that spans more than a decade. She has published over 90 children's books and six cookbooks, with sales exceeding 10 million copies worldwide. Medearis, along with her husband, Michael, also founded Book Boosters, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) literacy organization. She has served as a reading consultant with Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Company and Scholastic, Inc. Medearis is constantly in demand as a speaker, and has addressed over 75,000 people across the United States and Europe.
Michael Medearis is the CFO of Diva Productions and the Project Director for Book Boosters, Inc., a non-profit, after-school program. He also oversees the marketing and administration of Diva Productions, Inc. He has written more than 15 books with his wife, Angela. His specialty is non-fiction research and writing, and he enjoys projects that focus on history and culture. His titles include
The African American Arts Series: Music, Dance and Art, the award-winning picture book,
Daisy and the Doll and a number of educational textbooks and articles.