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A historian and storyteller of the African diaspora, Christine A. Platt enjoys writing stories for people of all ages.
A lover of fiction and fantasy from a young age, Christine Platt enjoys writing stories interwoven with African diasporic experiences. 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 believes that historical fiction can play a critical role in education, particularly when teaching the history of the transatlantic slave trade and its lasting implications on race relations in America. She currently serves as the Managing Director of The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.
Christine A. Platt is a historian and storyteller of the African diaspora. She holds a B.A. in Africana Studies from the University of South Florida, M.A. in African Studies from The Ohio State University and received her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law.
Her debut novel, The Truth About Awiti, was published under the penname CP Patrick and won the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal for Multicultural Fiction. The Truth About Awiti is currently used in high schools, colleges and universities to teach the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Christine’s highly anticipated children series, Ana & Andrew, will be published on December 15, 2018 (ABDO Books/Calico Kids).
Christine currently serves as the Managing Director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University under the leadership of National Book Award-winning author, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. She is a proud member of the Association of Black Women Historians and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. She is also an Ambassador for Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Additionally, Christine is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
You can follow Christine on Instagram via @theafrominimalist, where she interacts with thousands of friends and fans on minimalism and, of course, books.
Apartment Therapy – The Afro Minimalist’s Peaceful & Practical Oasis
2018 Girl Up Summit – Activism & Allyship for Antiracism
hey, girl: the podcast – Episode 7: Christine Platt on Writing
Beyond Classically Beautiful – Christine Platt Talks Her Brilliant New Book Of Poetry And How She Stays Focused On Her Craft
#ASKAUTHOR: 5 Questions With Christine Platt
Foreward Reviews’ Book of the Year Award Winners Announced – Awiti Wins Honorable Mention
Independent Publisher – Awiti Wins IPPY Gold Medal for Multicultural Fiction
Hedgebrook Farmhouse Table Blog – Reflection
Foreward Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalists – The Truth About Awiti
In Her Shoes Blog – The Next Generation of Black Women Writers
Huffington Post – 25 Books By Black Authors You Need To Read
San Francisco Book Review – The Truth About Awiti
Readers’ Favorite – The Truth About Awiti Review
Stetson University – Stetson University in the News
TheGrio – Honoring Black Writers
ArtSanctuary – The Truth About Awiti
In Her Shoes Blog – Getting It Write
Mikhaeyla Kopievsky – The Quick Six