• MJ Fievre

Krystel Armand Kanzki: Filling a Gap in Multilingual Education: La Petite Pétra

On this episode of Badass Black Girl, MJ talks with Krystel Armand Kanzki, CPA and writer of La Petite Pétra series of children’s books. Krystel talks about her children’s books series and explains how she began writing them as a means to get her own children integrated into a multi-lingual education. Krystel discusses how her children weigh in on the writing process and how all of her books are written with her children’s input. She discusses the importance of her Haitian heritage and how it feels to be part of the diaspora after spending 26 years of her life in Haiti. She also discusses her career as an accountant, her family’s business back in Haiti, and a new healthcare initiative, Multi Med USA, that she is now working on to bring affordable healthcare to Haitian Americans, their families, and their business connections. You can find out more about Krystel’s books at lapetitepetra.com, and more about Multi Med USA at multimedusa.com.


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Krystel Armand Kanzki was born and raised in Haiti. She is a CPA, an entrepreneur, a wife and a mother of three children. She is the VP of Finance of Compagnie d’Assurance d’Haiti S.A. and Hertz—Thrifty Leasing & Car Rental in Haiti. Krystel uses her free time to teach entrepreneurs, professionals and teenagers through her platform www.xponential-learning.com. Krystel wrote a bilingual book series entitled La Petite Pétra, which was inspired by her children because she had noticed level 1 books in French were very rare. Her first books were published in 2018.