Acamy Schleikorn is an illustrator from Las Vegas. She began drawing at a very young age and was encouraged by her grandma to keep going. As an adult, she discovered the magical world of children’s books, and became passionate about creating stories that make a difference in a child’s life and reflect the diverse world that we live in. Anytime she creates art, she wants it to bring some kind of good into a world filled with a lot of hurt. She is inspired by her two children to create work that they will love, enjoy, and see themselves in.
She loves to illustrate joyful Black characters with big dreams, and Black characters rocking their natural hair. Acamy’s hair was chemically straightened ever since she was a child. It wasn’t until she was an adult that she started her natural hair journey and learned about the true texture of her hair, finally learning to love it. She wants Black children to see that their hair is beautiful no matter what their texture is, too.
When she isn’t illustrating, she is spending time going on adventures with her husband and two children.