TeMika Grooms

TeMika GroomsStoryteller: TeMika Grooms

TeMika Grooms is a writer and children’s book illustrator with a passion for sharing stories. Her most recent illustrated non-fiction book, “Save the Crash-test Dummies” by Jennifer Swanson, was released by Peachtree Publishing in 2019. She volunteers with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and most recently was selected as 2021 We Need Diverse Books Mentee. Learn more about her work at www.TeMikaTheArtist.com.

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TeMika On Writing and illustrating for Children:

“Storytelling, in its many forms, is a powerful medium that can change the fabric of our society. It allows us to question ourselves and what we know about the world. It helps us to examine complex scenarios and imagine new outcomes. When artists create and collaborate with intention, they heal us and help us envision a new future. Change indeed happens when we create through an activist’s lens.”


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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.

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