Own Voices Collection

Shop We Are LIT's curated collection of bestselling books written by and about Black people and culture. This collection benefits The Black Book Exchange Box GR, a City of Grand Rapids Neighborhood Match Fund project. A portion of sales from this collection will be donated back to the project. #OwnVoices

At We Are LIT,  #OwnVoices means stories written by a Black person, featuring Black people, about Black culture.

"Books that are #OwnVoices have an added richness to them precisely because the author shares an identity with the character. The author has the deepest possible understanding of the intricacies, the joys, the difficulties, the pride, the frustration, and every other possible facet of that particular life — because the author has actually lived it."