Nikki Shannon Smith
Board Book/PB/MG/YA Author
Nikki Shannon Smith is an educator, presenter, and the award-winning author of 20 published and forthcoming books. Her recent titles include OUR BEAUTIFUL COLORS (Little Golden Books), and the first two titles in her board book series Brown Baby Parade (Crown Books/Random House). Nikki is also the author of the AZALEAH LANE chapter book series and five titles in Capstone’s middle grade series, Girls Survive. LENA AND THE BURNING OF GREENWOOD: A TULSA RACE MASSACRE SURVIVAL STORY won the 2023 Oklahoma Book Award. Nikki is from Oakland, California and is represented by Jennifer March Soloway of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.