Smalls is the award-winning author of 15 books for children published by Little Brown, Simon and Schuster and Scholastic Press. She has shared her stories with over 200,000 children around the world. Storyteller Smalls has twice been invited to the White House in Washington, D.C.
Irene Smalls is the creator of 'Smart Play Spaces' for children and Literacy+Exercise= Literacise. Smalls curates the development of 'Smart Play Spaces' from diverse children's books and cognitive materials. Literacise is based on scientific research indicating exercise and movement increases the formation of new brain cells and connections between brain cells.
Irene Smalls is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Black Studies. She also has an MBA in Marketing and Behavioral Science from New York University.
Irene is a member of New York Women in Film and Television, The Society of Children's Books Authors and Illustrators, The Screen Actors Guild, The Schomburg Library and The National Action Network.