African-American Creators

Leelynn | Sometimes Leelynn Reads

My name is Leelynn! I identify as Chamorro, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Cherokee, and Black. I was born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii and I miss living on the islands. I absolutely adore reading books, and I have been working hard to ensure that I keep my books diverse. I’ve found that reading books from diverse authors has made my reading experience a lot more enjoyable from when I was younger, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back!

Brandie Bridges

My name is Brandie Bridges and I am from Columbus, Ohio. I have always loved reading books from the moment I attended my first book signing event. Books are the only thing that keeps me at peace because I am always meeting new characters and exploring new worlds/places.

Kymberlee Powe | All Books All People

I am the Children and Young Adult Library Consultant for my state library and it’s a dream job. I am responsible for creating statewide reading lists, sitting on various book award committees and more. I love to chronicle my reading journey in the blogging world and I hope someone finds my quirky, fan girl, reviews helpful and fun.

Chidimma Desiree

Hi my name’s Chidimma Desiree. I’m an 18 year old Nigerian American girl, who loves to read.

Nox | Nox Reads

I’m Nox, a mixed-race (Mexican and Black) book lover from Los Angeles who buys way too many books before I finish reading the ones I own (at least, that’s what my grandma says). I love reading books with intersectional identities, especially ones with mixed characters, QTPOC, or books with mental health representation. I also love reading books with great fat representation, and I’m always on the lookout for more!

I co-host the Con Sabor Reading Challenge.

Nicole Garnett | Cosmic N Reads

My name is Nicole and I am from New York City. I am 23 years old and have my masters in Art Business and my bachelors in Art History from Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Classics from the University at Buffalo. I love to read during my spare time which sadly it seems I do not have enough of.

Damien Jackson | DJReadsBooks

Hello! I am an educator, book lover, and photographer. I am from Virginia, but moved to San Diego, CA as part of the Navy and I stayed.

Natasha “Tasha” Mays | Amaysn Reads

I’m a book reviewer, booktuber, blogger, reader. I love books and I want to shout about them forever.

Kay | KayTheBookWorm_

My name is Kay and I’m a new bookstagramer. My favorite genre of books are urban fiction and YA fiction. I love reading about African American characters written by African American authors and I’m also an aspiring author.

Alexia |BookishEnds

Books have always held a special place in my heart since I was young, so I’m grateful to have opportunities to talk about and promote books I love, especially ones I can see myself in. I read most genres, but my favorites are YA, romance, and thrillers. I love a good enemies to lovers story and when I feel too seen by a book that it sends me into an existential crisis. YA books hold a special place in my heart along with guinea pigs and dessert.

Whitney Whitfield | Whitney Mouse

Hi there! I’m Whitney. I’m a biracial LIS graduate who loves reading YA fiction and Disney. Nice to meet you!

Alex Mack | Bri’s Book Nook

I’m an African-American female college student who loves reading, playing video games, and learning about history. You’ll always find me either streaming or reading a book!

Brittany James | BnjReads

My name is Brittany! I’m a wife and mom of twin girls! I love reading YA, Thriller and Contemporary Fiction books!