Our Mission

We believe in raising readers. ​

Our goal is to encourage families to read more by discovering and promoting books that center dynamic families, BIPOC ,and Neurodiverse characters. We subscribe to the literary philosophy that books should serve as windows into other places and cultures, and mirrors that allow children to see themselves within the pages of a book.

Our bookclub is focused on family reading and resources for improving your child's independent reading. By creating a community of readers, we will inspire and support children in finding themselves and learning about the world around them.  

 

We love a good story. 
From the first idea to the final draft, we love helping authors on their publishing journey. Our editors and sensitivity readers have the education, training, and experience to help you reach your goals. We specialize in kidlit, middle grade, and YA stories. We currently accept nonfiction adult projects. To learn more about our services, click below. 

Our Founder

Margeaux Johnson Weston

After searching for a book featuring a Nigerian-American boy, Margeaux was dissatisfied with the limited amount of books featuring characters of color. She had an idea to create the books she and her son wanted to read.

In 2016 she wrote and self-published the children’s book, Auntie’s Crown and founded Little Blk Books, LLC, a service dedicated to discovering books by and featuring characters of color and providing literary and educational resources. 

As an editor, she welcomes stories with neurodivergent characters, found families, and magic systems. Margeaux is available to work in nonfiction, southern gothic, speculative fiction, mystery, historical, and women's fiction. For sensitivity reading, she reads for Louisiana culture, neurodiversity, Black American culture, gun violence, and intercultural relationships.

She is currently the nonfiction editor at Hugo nominated FIYAH LIT magazine. As an editor, she has worked with several publishers, including each of the big 5, in fiction and nonfiction. She has also worked in the video game sector and as the story editor for the The Color Purple: Audio Experience. ​

As an author, she creates nonfiction stories for young readers, including two in the A Day That Changed America series: The March on Washington and Brown v. Board of Education (Capstone Press), and 20th Century African American History for Kids (Rockridge Press). Margeaux is represented by Eric Smith of PS Literary. 

 

 

Her goal is for Little Blk Books, LLC to become a literary source for educators, parents, and writers. Browse titles Margeaux has worked on here.