Meet Author CJ Johnson
CJ Johnson is a native of Durham, North Carolina. She attended UNC Charlotte for her undergraduate degree where she majored in Criminal Justice and Criminology and minored in Africana Studies. CJ then went on to attend Virginia State University to obtain her Masters of Education in School & Community Counseling. She now resides in Atlanta, GA where she works full time as a therapist.
As a former teacher, CJ realized when reading to children that there was a tremendous need for minority story books that children could relate to.
CJ wrote and completed her first children's book, "Melanin Poppin': Mommy, Why Is My Skin Tone Different Than Yours?" which is based on a true life story. This story highlights a young girl who does not understand the different shades of melanin. In the story her mother explains the beauty of melanin and embracing your skin tone. This book is the beginning of a series, which will address the questions young minority children may have while growing up.