I'm filling diversity gaps in children’s literature and doing my part to normalize black girl magic and black boy joy.
AUTHOR. SPEAKER. DIVERSITY PUBLISHING PRO.
I'M CRYSTAL SWAIN-BATES
Crystal Swain-Bates is a celebrated children's book author on a mission to positively reshape the way children of color all over the world see themselves.
Fed up with the lack of black children's books on the market, Crystal founded Goldest Karat Publishing in order to address the lack of diversity in children's literature.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY...
Crystal is truly an expert in children's book publishing! When I described my vision for Abby Invents Unbreakable Crayons, she immediately knew which illustrator would be best for me. It felt like she was reading my mind! A true professional, she is well-verse in character selection, illustrations, cover art, book layout, pricing and book distribution channels. If you want a high quality children's book that is indistinguishable from a traditionally published book, then choose to work with Crystal. Like me, you will smile with satisfaction when you lay eyes on the first copy of your picture book.