A Quick Bio
Lakita Wilson is the recipient of a 2017 SCBWI On the Verge Emerging Voices Award for her middle-grade contemporary fiction manuscript, BOOKS LIKE ME.
Lakita, an MFA student at Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for Children and Young Adults, writes picture books, middle grade and hopes to dabble in Young adult fiction someday.
She is a full-time faculty member, teaching in the Teacher Education Department at Prince George's Community College in Maryland.
Lakita currently runs a social media account entitled The SweetPea Girls where she promotes diverse children's books and marginalized writers and illustrators. In May 2018, The SweetPeas Girls were featured in a NewsOne article for its role in literary activism in the African American community.
Most recently, Lakita was appointed the Published and Listed Member Coordinator for her regions SCBWI chapter.