Latonya Pennington

Latonya Pennington

Latonya Pennington is a rising poet and freelance writer from the southern United States. Her poetry has been featured on SuperSelected magazine and Black Girl Nerds. She has written essays for The Mary Sue, Black Girl Nerds, Atlanta Blackstar, Afropunk, and For Harriet.

Posts by Latonya Pennington

Why Afro YA Matters

“We need diverse books, and we demand them. We demand them, we uplift the authors who write and represent them, and we tell the world about them.” Latonya Pennington’s inagural column for The Afro YA.

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How Fantasy Ignited My Reality

“I fight for diversity in the fantasy genre because I didn’t know I could exist in a fantasy world or make my own until I was an adult.”

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