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Ayana Gray
This 2019, Ayana Gray is mentoring Young Adult
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Ayana Gray
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Ayana (eye · YAWN · uh) Gray is a young adult writer who has visited many places around the world, but always finds her true home in books—particularly the ones with a sprinkle (or more) of magic between the pages. She is proud to be many things: a Southpaw, Vegetarian, “Slytherclaw,” ENFJ-A, and Wildlife Warrior, but what Ayana most fiercely advocates is positive representation in Kidlit—the chance for every kind of kid from every kind of neighborhood to have the chance to see themselves in the stories they love.

Ayana is represented by Pete Knapp of Park & Fine Literary and Media.

Pete Knapp
Park & Fine Literary and Media

Recent Favorite Books

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk
Everless by Sara Holland

Years Mentored