Lakita Wilson is the author of several novels and non-fiction projects for children and young adults, including What Is Black Lives Matter?, and biographies of Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Michelle Obama, and Lizzo; a part of the New York Times Bestselling HQ Now series; Be Real, Macy Weaver, a coming of age middle grade friendship story coming out in 2022; and The Hip Hop Feminists.
Lakita was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland. A 2017 recipient of SCBWI’s Emerging Voices Award, Lakita received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is currently on faculty at Prince George’s Community College in the Education Department. Lakita lives in Prince George’s County, Maryland with her two children and Shih-Tzu.