About RISI

RISI, which stands for Representation Is So Important, is the brainchild of illustrator/author Terri A. Meredith. It is the first customizable children’s book series that centers and celebrates Black children and culture. 

Inspired by her love for her first grandchild, Myah Nairobi, Terri understands the importance of Black children literally seeing themselves in the books that they read. RISI books allow little Black girls and boys to dream BIG! 

 

We focus on storylines and characters that highlight our children’s beauty and culture. Our children now have an artist dedicated to drawing vibrant, whimsical illustrations that pay tribute to how special they are.​

BEDTIME STORIES – HOMESCHOOL LESSON PLANS – EXCITING READING SESSIONS

RISI stories are sure to keep your child engaged from beginning to end – because a RISI customized book is all about THEM!

Every RISI story contains "teachable moments" that may help parents, other role models and educators connect with kids in an innovative and empowering way.