OwnVoices

Capstone believes in inclusive representation and celebrating diverse storytelling in children’s books. We are proud to lift the voices of marginalized communities and share a richer, more authentic experience with readers by supporting authentic voices authors and illustrators. From picture books to middle grade novels, we hope you’ll share these authentic voices books with your readers.

Early Reader & Chapter Books

Headshot photo of author Bryan Patrick Avery
Bryan Patrick Avery
Black and white portrait of Capstone author, V.T. Bidania, looking at the camera and smiling slightly.
V.T. Bidania
Black and white portrait of Capstone author, Saadia Faruqi, looking enigmatically at the camera.
Saadia Faruqi
Black and white portrait of Capstone author, Debbi Michiko Florence, smiling at the camera
Debbi Michiko Florence
Headshot photo of author Keka Novales
Keka Novales
Black and white portrait of Capstone author, Siman Nuurali, smiling wide at the camera
Siman Nuurali
Headshot photo of author Dorothy H. Price
Dorothy H. Price
Black and white image of Alicia Salazar, author of the Camila the Star children's book series
Alicia Salazar
Black and white portrait of Capstone author, Nikki Shannon Smith, smiling at the camera
Nikki Shannon Smith

Narrative & Traditional Nonfiction Books

Black and white portrait of Capstone author, Art Coulson, smiling at the camera.
Art Coulson
Headshot photo of author Maribel Gonzalez
Maribel Valdez Gonzalez
Black and white portrait of Capstone author, Jehan Jones-Radgowski, looking at the camera and smiling.
Jehan Jones-Radgowski
Headshot photo of author Katrina Phillips
Katrina M. Phillips
Headshot photo of author Artika Tyner
Artika R. Tyner