Nnedi Okorafor

2018 YBCA 100 Honoree

Nnedi Okorafor is an internationally award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism for children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi weaves African culture into creative, evocative settings and memorable characters. She is currently the author of comics featuring African superhero Black Panther from Marvel Comics.