Our Mission

Educational and Cultural Mission

Our books written for beginning readers PK-3 feature historical fiction stories about early African American, Latino, and Native American heroes to increase the 4th grade reading proficiency of African American, Latino, and Native American children specifically and to enhance cultural awareness for all learners.

2013 NAEP Race 4th Grade Reading Trends


Entrepreneurial Mission

According to the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, in 2015 only 28% of the books about African Americans were written and/or illustrated by African Americans compared to 31% for Native Americans; 41% for Latinos; and 61% for Asian Americans. Therefore, Nikki House Books exclusively seeks unpublished children’s book authors and illustrators of color who have incredible talent but simply need the opportunity and support to shine.