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Bright Light Publishing House is an award winning, boutique children’s book publisher centering + celebrating black protagonists. We are one of few independent #OwnVoices publishing houses created to increase diversity in children’s literature while simultaneously operating to bridge the book accessibility gap.


 Did you know that 61% of low- income families have no books at all in their homes for their children? Through strategic partnerships with fellow literacy and diversity advocates, we are excited to not only bridge the diversity gap in children’s literature, but to also improve underserved communities’ access to books that reflect their existence. Learn more about how you can help us make a difference.


Research shows that when black children see themselves represented positively in media, it fortifies their self-esteem and helps protect them from the impact of racism.


While children can learn important values from book characters of any background, it builds children's confidence and self-esteem to see and read literature featuring characters that look like them.  

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We get it, a children’s book won’t save the world, but the children who read them will!

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We create authentic, high quality children's books that normalize black childhood and feel like a big bear hug!

Our vision is to create a space where brown children feel loved, seen, and empowered, through both the books we create and the images of the storytellers behind them. 

Story Telling Principles


We amplify diverse voices and highlight underrepresented characters because we understand the value in representation

Family Values

The importance of family is at the core of our lives as well as our books.

Positive Self Image

We aim to build the confidence of our readers by celebrating all that they are! We build unshakable inner voices one book at a time!


We all have a voice. The sooner we learn to use it, the better!

Girl Power

We encourage and celebrate women's empowerment, independence, confidence and strength.

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