Mia at ILA

Mia Learning is putting machine learning and other AI technologies to work solving problems educators tell us matter to them, starting with helping kids choose and access books for independent reading. To do this well, we need to build a community of committed educators to guide us, and we hope you will join. To talk with us at ILA, email Darren Cambridge: darren@mialearning.com.

Who is Mia?

Mia is a secret agent who uses machine learning and expert knowledge about reading to help kids learn to choose books they love. Kids use a voice interface (like Alexa) on any device to talk to Mia, sending her on monthly missions. Mia returns with personalized recommendations, books, and suggestions on improving future choices.

Mia monthly cycle

Parents buy subscriptions that enable kids to own print books they choose (like Scholastic Book Club). When cost is a barrier, we help you partner with funders, such as donors, foundations, and literacy non-profits. Schools and districts can buy site licenses that come with enterprise features.

Using Mia with your students at the classroom level is free.
Get an invite to our beta.

ILA teacher special : Sign up during ILA 2017 and get $100 in books for your classroom when 50% of your parents subscribe.


CEO Darren Cambridge explains why he co-founded Mia and why she needs your help


Mia believes that …

Education should cultivate intrinsic motivation to help students become passionate, lifelong readers and self-directed learners.

Students should have the opportunity to own their own books.

Technology should increase the agency of teachers and students.

Teachers should be able to use artificial intelligence to solve problems they care about.

Meet Mia at ILA

If you share these values or just want to help students grow as independent readers, Mia wants to connect with you. Stop by the Mia Learning Booth in the Exhibit Hall (#234, all the way to the left and near the back). Register to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. 



Questions? Can’t be at ILA but want to talk anyway? Contact Darren Cambridge via email or phone at +1-202-270-5224.