Khadijah VanBrakle is a Muslim woman of color. She writes Contemporary Young Adult stories, with characters, like her three daughters, who are both Black American and Muslim. She is represented by literary agent Kristina Perez of the Zeno Literary Agency.
In Sept 2021, Khadijah was chosen as one of the Highlights Foundation's Muslim Storytellers Fellows and is an Admin member of Black Creators HQ. She's active in the NM chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and has been a member for ten years.