Crystal Allen is the author of the middle-grade series, The Magnificent Mya Tibbs. Allen has been on the shortlist for the 2020 Indiana Author Awards and an honoree as the 2021 Induction into the Texas Institute of Letters. Crystal is caught reading A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée.
The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers. A leader in the children’s book diversity movement, they were the 2019 winners of the CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Award, a partner of the Children’s Book Council on book lists and program sponsorships, and, now, an Every Child a Reader and Get Caught Reading partner. You can read more about the members of The Brown Bookshelf here.