Krenice Roseman started Young, Black, and Lit when she struggled to find a book for her niece - a book that featured the experiences of young Black children. The result? A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to providing children's books featuring Black characters to local youth at no cost to the youth or their families. Young, Black & Lit was started by book lovers who understand the critical importance of reading and representation in the lives of children. With a simple mission, they aim to increase access to children's books that center, reflect, and affirm the experiences of Black children. Based in Chicagoland, Young, Black & Lit sources and distributes new children's books featuring Black main characters to youth at no cost to the youth or their families.