Known as ‘The Afrominimalist,’ Christine A. Platt is a historian and author of African and African-American fiction and fantasy. She holds a B.A. in Africana Studies from the University of South Florida, M.A. in African and African American Studies from The Ohio State University, and J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. Christine enjoys writing diverse stories for people of all ages. She currently serves as the Managing Director of The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.

What Does Black History Month Mean To You This Year?

It means the same thing to me every year—it serves as a reminder and opportunity to tell our stories, to ensure that our voices are heard, that our history is captured. Storytelling is my divine appointment, and I take this responsibility very seriously. And this year, I am especially grateful to contribute diverse stories to children, in particular, early readers. It’s such a joy!


Where Are You Finding Inspiration To Create This Year?

Inspiration is all around me! From my work at the Antiracism Center at American University to my curated minimalist home, I am constantly inspired by the resiliency of people of the African diaspora—both past and present.

To Learn More About Christine Visit:

  • Website: christineplatt.com

  • Instagram: @afrominimalist