Books by Nikkolas Smith


Nikkolas Smith is a Houston, Texas-born Artivist, picture book author, and Hollywood film illustrator. He is the illustrator of the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller The 1619 Project: Born on the Water written by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson. Nikkolas is also the illustrator of The Golden Girls of Rio, nominated for an NAACP Image Award, My Hair Is Poofy and That's Okay, and World Cup Women. As a Black illustrator, Nikkolas is focused on creating captivating art that can spark important conversations around social justice in today's world and inspire meaningful change. He lives in Los Angeles, California. You can visit him at


The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, et al.


I Am Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges and Nikkolas Smith


Sabien's Quest: The Light

Shomari T. Black and Nikkolas Smith


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever the Courage to Dream

Frederick Joseph and Nikkolas Smith


That Flag

Tameka Fryer Brown and Nikkolas Smith