Best of Boston

2022 Best Online Bookstore

Lit for Black Kids

Early childhood educator and Roxbury native Brianna Perkins knows representation matters. That’s why she created an Instagram account highlighting children’s books that celebrate the experiences of Black kids — and why, after amassing tens of thousands of followers, she launched her curated online bookstore for anyone looking to share in the sense of joy and belonging. Her soon-to-launch traveling Lit Mobile, meanwhile, promises to bring books, literacy programs, and guaranteed smiles to kids in underserved areas.