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Kim Johnson

Author     Speaker     Educator     Activist 

Kim Johnson held leadership positions in social justice organizations as a teen and in college, and is now an author and vice provost.


This Is My America is her bestselling novel that explores racial injustice against innocent Black men who are criminally sentenced and the families left behind to pick up the pieces. She is an award-winning novelist, with 2021 accolades that include the Pacific Northwest Book Award and Malka Penn Human Rights Award for Children's Literature. Her second novel, Invisible Son, is another thriller ripped from the headlines about a wrongly accused teen desperate to reclaim both his innocence and his first love in a bold story set in 2020. The Color of a Lie releases in June 2024 which will be her first historical thriller.

She holds degrees from the University of Oregon, University of Maryland, College Park, and an MFA from Oregon State University Cascades.

(Photo credit JBoy Photography)



Author Appearances

Lisa McClatchy,

Penguin Random House 

Publicity-Related Inquiries

Kathie Dunn

Penguin Random House

Rights Inquiries

Jennifer March Soloway

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Film & TV-Related Inquiries

Mary Pender

United Talent Agency

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