Kinyel Friday

Create Your Own Narrative

About Me

Kinyel Friday is the author of children’s books, I Am My Hair and Swim Like the Fishes, the first two books of the Believe in Me Series, I Feel You, and short story, Troubled Minds. Activity books, I Am My Hair Coloring Book and Swim Like the Fishes Activity Book, accompany their picture books. Her new book, Not My Lisa, Book Three in the Believe in Me series, features Tanya who is learning to cope with a major transition.

Kinyel earned a B.A. in Psychology, and a Masters in Social Work and in English (with a specialty in Creative Writing). She began her career as a School Social Worker and later accomplished her dream of becoming a published author. Besides becoming a professional organizer, Kinyel’s an avid reader who loves to write compelling stories, shop, and watch movies. She braves the unforgiving winters in Michigan with her family.

KinYori Books, LLC is a self-publishing company that produces books and other products to empower Black families. The mission is to promote literacy among Black families, while encouraging children to love themselves while they’re young. KinYori Books aims to change the narrative by creating stories that feature Black protagonists in books, as well as on the covers; deliver stories through a social work lens; entertain adults through fiction; and provide positive images for children.

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