Storyteller: Ronni Davis
Ronni Davis lives in Chicago with her husband Adam, and her son, Aidan. By day, she copyedits everything from TV commercials to billboards, and by night, she writes contemporary teen novels about brown girls falling in love.
Her debut novel, When the Stars Lead to You, is available now from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, and the anthology You Too?, in which she is a contributor, is available now from Inkyard Press. Her next novel, This Night is Ours, will be out spring 2024 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Poppy.
On writing for children:
“I have a responsibility to shape the minds of the future. It is important to me that children and teens are exposed to things outside of what the dominant culture feeds them, and it’s important to me that they know they’re valued and allowed to take up space outside of stories that accentuate their trauma or that teach white and non-Black people lessons.”
What was the most valuable or memorable experience of AMPLIFY for you?:
Connecting with amazing storytellers.
“I have a responsibility to shape the minds of the future.”