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Celebrating Diverse Narratives Through Diverse Young Voices

We’re creating space for under-represented youth to share their own stories on their own terms.
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Young Authors Publishing publishes children’s and young adult narratives by BIPOC writers that reflect the vast diversity of the world.

Our Purpose

We're on a mission to empower the authors of tomorrow, using their words to change the dialogue around representation in literature.

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Loved By Teachers & Librarians

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“This book is beneficial for teachers and students. It shows them how to be patient, considerate, and to remember the Golden Rule.”
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“This is an excellent read for angry students! My school has decided to make a group purchase and start an all boys group grades 3-5.”
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“This book’s lesson of not discarding things or people because they may be a little old is an important one. Ms. Powell is a young author, but a very wise person...the illustrations are also one of this book’s best features.”


Designed by Educators, the Young Authors Publishing Writing Curriculum is a guided, instructor-led program that helps young writers everywhere conceptualize, plan, and write their own publishable story.

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“Young Authors Publishing was a godsend to the children of Ebenezer. As a result of their efforts, our students became stronger writers and confident leaders."

MDiv Assistant Pastor for Children, College, and Women's Ministries Ebenezer Baptist Church

Curriculum Benefits

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Students have the ability to own their own narratives, become storytellers, and express their emotions in a positive environment. Students gain confidence in their ability to share their own stories. Students learn to interact with books in a personal way after experiencing the mechanics of writing a book, developing a deeper love and appreciation for literacy.

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Our Curriculum Standards

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Activity Guides

We're excited to offer free book-themed activity guides, coloring sheets, and completion certificates for all of our titles! Our free resources are the perfect way to keep young readers engaged with diverse literature even after they've finished reading the book.

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