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Creating Diverse Bookshelves

Writing and publishing books for all ages has always been a dream of mine. It began 25 years ago after taking a survey course about children's literature. That started my love affair with writing and nurtured my dreams of becoming a published author.  

At that time, I was not yet a mother and I had very limited experience in the classroom yet I remember thinking where are the books that have characters that look like me, my friends and family?  I knew that we needed opportunities to see more diverse characters telling their stories.  With assistance from talented illustrators, I'm proud to say I have a shelf of illustrated children's books. 


Chante Thomas Books
Illustrated Childrens Books

Keeping Up With Chante

Your chance to meet and chat with Chante Thomas.

Chante Thomas at GLAAWC

SEP 30  2023
Saturday  10:00 - 5:00

Buckeye Book Fair Chante Thomas Author

NOV 4  2023
Saturday  6:30 - 4:30


Interview of Chante Thomas for VoyageOhio Magazine

Latest Release


My latest release continues the story of Sean and the Book Cures. Now in middle school, Sean and his cousin embark on an educational journey to learn about kidney disease that leads to  a surprising discovery!

Chante Thomas

From Great Lakes
African American Writers Association

“When Dreams Come True”
By Felecia Goldsmith

Walt Disney once said, “All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Chante Thomas’s dreams have definitely come true.  This Cleveland native has taught in the Shaker Heights school system for 28 years and is a published author.  Her dream of writing and publishing books for all ages began after taking a survey course on children’s literature while pursuing her Master’s degree in Elementary Education at John Carroll University.  That jump started her love affair with writing and her dreams of becoming a published author.  

Chante is on the Cleveland Kids' Book Bank Wishlist

These are the books we need most right now! They will be given to organizations free of charge so that the children they work with can have a home library of their own. The list is organized by age -- a donation of multiple age categories is always appreciated! Thank you for your support!

Chante Thomas Podcast

Let's Talk About Life Podcast

Chante Thomas recently appeared in the Lifebanc Podcast
"More than a Story."



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