Thomishia Booker launched Hey Carter! Books after being disappointed in the lack of representation of Black boys in children’s books. Her brand and books are inspired by her son, Carter and focused on building self-identity in young Black boys. She has set a clear vision to curate an animated series filled with “Happy Black children loving their happy Black Lives!”
Thomishia’s work is recently featured in the Netflix original series Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices featuring Jill Scott, Common, and Tiffany Haddish. She is the only Indie author among the cast of celebrities. Thomishia is a licensed therapist and works full time as a healthcare administrator. She is also a part of the Black Literary Collective (Building Leaders and Activists with Collective Knowledge) a group of Black authors in the Bay Area working to decolonize educational spaces. Her education, professional and lived experience make her qualified to speak on a variety of subject matters.