Leilani Raashida Henry

Leilani Raashida Henry is a facilitator/trainer, business coach, and education designer based near Denver, Colorado. She produces and hosts a radio show for the Connection program at KGNU, an independent community radio.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

I read travel books from around the world. If you need an exact book then A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” –Their Eyes are Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Zora Neale Hurston—Author
Pablo Neruda—Chilean Poet
Rômolo D’Hipólito—Brazilian illustrator and artist

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

To shed light on history and past events, in order to understand the present and envision the future.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Trust the process, the writing has a life of its own and you’ll find your voice.