Lisa Moore Ramée was born and raised in Los Angeles and now lives in Northern California, with her husband, kids, and more yard than she can control. She worked for several years in publishing at the Walt Disney Company, first in comics, and then with licensed publishing. While there, she co-penned The Little Mermaid, Jr. Graphic Novel and the writing bug took up permanent residence. A Good Kind of Trouble, her first novel, received critical acclaim, garnering three starred reviews (PW, Kirkus, and SLJ) and became a bestseller. It appeared on numerous “best of” lists for 2019. Something to Say received three starred reviews (Kirkus, SLJ, and Bookpage), was an Indie Next Pick, and a Kirkus best of 2020 book.
“As a child, reading was my favorite thing to do. It opened entire, foreign worlds to me and I want to provide that same type of experience for young people. I want to give them experiences, and feelings, and understanding of a whole host of things. I particularly enjoy the middle-grade space precisely because it is such a difficult age for so many and books can be a great outlet.”
THE LITERARY CAFE–BOOKS & EVENTS Bookstore Amplify Black Stories Book List, Curated by The African American Children’s Book Project showcases a wide range of topics and talent from the Black Literary Community, including our cohort of Storytellers and members of the Brown Bookshelf. The list includes both non-fiction and fiction titles that will empower, enlighten and enrich all readers. Visit the bookstore.