Herstory Maker: Meet Tiffany Obeng

Tiffany Obeng is a children’s book writer and owner of Sugar Cookie Books book publishing imprint. As a female of color raising children of color, she writes books that feature African American main characters. Tiffany has career books for kids named after and inspired by her son, that teaches children about various careers and also, more importantly, that they can aspire to be anything they want to be! Tiffany also has educational and engaging books about seasons and an SEL book on honesty. Tiffany’s most recent book on divorce and friendship will aid parents and adults in explaining “someone else’s” divorce to children. What happens when your child comes home and asks, what does divorce mean, or why does Timmy have two homes? Tiffany’s kid’s divorce book is a great resource.

What inspired your start in entrepreneurship/Writing?

 Initially, I became a published author to cross an item off my bucket list. But after publishing my first book, I knew there was more work for me to do. I had a gift and a platform, and if I took myself seriously, I could reallymake a difference in literature and in children’s lives. 

What has been the highlight of your career thus far? 

Thus far, the highlight has been, if I have to narrow it to one, the reception of Spencer Knows Spring: A Charming Children’s Book about Spring. It was featured on Yahoo’s Best Products list of best spring books, on a list of best spring books for babies, and have been used teaching tool multiple times.

If you could tribute your success to anyone in your life who would it be?

 It would be my mama who always believed that I would become a published author, and my husband, who also had the same belief in me. My husband also created the space and resources for me to fulfill this dream. 

What message do you hope women/Children take away from your platform? 

For women, that it is never too late to fulfill your dream. For children, that they can be anything they want to be and that they are worthy.

What is your go-to quote for motivation?

 Marianne Williamson quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

What does being a woman making Herstory mean to you?

 It means being a person who my children, particularly my daughter, can admire. It means joining the mission to normalize and humanize our children in literature and the world. It means empowering our children to dream.

You can learn more about Tiffany, her books, and free downloads at 

Sugar Cookie Books

Instagram: @SugarCookieBooks

Facebook: @SugarCookieBooks

Jakia Cheatham - Myles

CEO/Founder of Pretty Women Hustle Magazine

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