Being an effective ally means lifting up Black voices through the stories they tell and the content they create. Check out this list of Black influencers on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok that you should follow.

Did we miss someone who should be on this list? Let us know @SimonTeen on Twitter and Instagram and we’ll add them!

Special thanks to @bookavid on Twitter and Penguin Teen for sharing their resources.


Black Booktubers, Bookstagrammers, and Booktokers You Should Be Following


Aaryn at Just Aaryn

Aissata at Aissata Amadou

Ashley at Bookish Realm

Allana at The Awkward Book Nerd

Amber at By Amber Burns

Amina at Mina Reads

Brandi at Brandi Janee’s Bookshelf

Brandie at Books with Brandie Shanae

Bridget at Purposeful Pursuits

Britney at Melanin Eclectic

Capri at Capri’s Book Island

Chanelle at Chanelle Time

Chloe at Thistle and Verse

Christina Marie at Christina Marie

Deja at Dejasaur

Diana at Diana in Colour

India at Books and Big Hair

India at Life is a Page Turner

Jasmine at Lamour De Books

Jasmine at Pardon My Imagination

Jesse at Bowties & Books

Jessica at Jessica Nicole Dickerson

Justin at Ghost Reader

Jo at Jo The Great

Jocelynn at Jocelynn Reads

Jourdan at Left on Read

KaShawn at The Book Archer

Key at Key Read That

Kimberly at Kimberly Anne

LaTisha at Little Wolf

Lauren at The Novel Lush

Lucie at Lucie Reads

Marines at My Name is Marines

Mika at Mika Auguste

Moc at Moc Mandex

Monte at It’s Monte Price

Myonna at Myonna Reads

Naia at Naya Reads and Smiles

Nayawira at Black Broke Reader

Njeri at ONYX Pages

Ochuole at Oh She Reads

Olivia at I Livie for Books

Peta-Gay at Comfy Cozy Up

Princess at Castle Library

Seji at The Artisan Geek 

Stephanie at Steph’s Romance Book Talk

Tahirah at Sincerely Tahiry

Tatiana at Musical Tati

Tori at Medusa Reads

Tori at Tori Morrow

Troy-Nicole at The Bookish Wallfleur

Zoe at Zoe’s All Booked



Adira at @introvertinterrupted

Agura at @engineersreadtoo

Amma at @afropreppybookworm

Anna at @never_withouta_book

Antoinette at @blackandbookishblog

Arlene at @iam_arlene_

Ash at @thebookbakery17

Ashley at @ashleyvs.thebookishagenda

B at @bookswithb

Bezi at @beingabookwyrm

Black Men Read Now at @blackmenreadnow

Book Girl Magic at @book_girl_magic

Brandi at @brandijaneesbookshelf

Bree at @falling4romance

Brittany at @bnjreads

Bry at @thebryreed

C. Forte at @melanatedreader

Carrie at @bnplit

Charlie at @snowandbooks

Christina at @maddblackreads

Cortney at @cortingbooks

Cree at @blkemilydickinson

Dale at @victorsvales

Danielle at @poetrybooksya

Dee at @deereadsforfood

De’ja at @_diary_of_a_reader_

Denee at @novelreveries

Didi at @browngirlreading

Edshara at

Enobong at @enobooks

Eli at @thebooksupplier

Etinosa at @uwadisreads

For Colored Girls Book Club at @forcoloredgirlsbookclub

Hawa at @hawareads

Jamie at @absorbedinpages

Jayla at @bibliobrown_

Jenn at @jennreadsstuff

Jessica at @jagbybirth

Joel at @fictionalfates

Josephine at @josephinereads

Joy at @smileitsjoy

Karee at @ladystaffordreads

Kayla at @booksandblends

Keti at @ketireads

Keyona at @chocolatecoveredpages

Kim at @kimbookwyrm

LaRonda at @flyingpaperbacks

Laura at @mattersofrepresentation

Lauren at @thedopelibrarian

Leah at @exlibrislls

Leah at @booksnmylouie

Lila at @hardcoverhaven

Merline at @merlinereads

Mocha Girls Read at @mochagirlsread

Monica at @readermonica

Nneena at @scsreads

Opal at @opalsbookjems

The Poetry People at @canwediscusspoetry

Paris at @parisperusing

Rachel at @lifeofafemalebibliophile

Rebekah at @adventuresinpages

The Stacks at @thestackspod

Sydney at @melaninreader

Tasha at @tashalikesbooks

Tia at @booksovertv

Traci-Anne at @traciannecan

Rena at @renareads

Vanessa at @bookin.good

Well Read Black Girl at @wellreadblackgirl

Zakiya at @zakiyanjamal



Amber from @ambersbooks

Asiya from @cosyfaerie

Bezi from @beingabookworm

Camille at

Crystal from @beautifullybookishnurse

Ebony from @coloringbookslit

Ericka from @erickabrooke_

Hayley from @hayleyybaileyy

Jenna from @jennaslitpicks

Jeremi from @crdanexo

Josie from @slimjimjo

Kendra from @kendra.reads

Kiki from @big.tiddy.liddy

Kimberly from @kimmybookss

Lana from @splashoflacee

Marah from @lovebookstoo

Mika from @mikapaprikaaa

Nicole from @booksovertherapy

Niya from @niyafriday

Pheonix from @pheonixspages

Rae from @lateara.readsss

Rae from @raethereviewer

Sabrina from @booksgivemelife

Sahara from @sahars.shelf

Shanese from @shanesew

Sarah from

Tre from @treofpaperbacks