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Nikki S.



Nikki Shannon Smith is an educator, presenter, and the award-winning author of over 20 published and forthcoming children’s books. Her titles include Our Beautiful Colors (Little Golden Books), and the board book series Brown Baby Parade (Crown Books/Random House). Nikki is also the author of the Azaleah Lane chapter book series and five titles in Capstone’s middle grade series, Girls Survive. Lena and the Burning of Greenwood: A Tulsa Race Massacre Survival Story won the 2023 Oklahoma Book Award. Her middle grade novel, Stranded, is due to be released by Scholastic in September. Learn more about Nikki at

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