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, 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, I Feel You, aims to increase child’s vocabulary, as well as boost self-esteem and confidence as the prior books. Kinyel’s next picture book will debut Fall 2022.
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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