Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

learning-centered educator, scholar, curator & multi-disciplinary artist

Mariah's Maracas


Mariah's Maracas

Illustrated by Hook E. Free
Mariah wakes up excited for the day. She gets to choose her music instrument for the school year and she can’t wait! This wonderful book introduces children to different percussive instruments while also introducing the connections between people and music all over the world. This is the first book in a series of books featuring different children from Ms. Rio’s class.

Information Age Publishing Book Series


Contemporary Perspectives on Black Homeschooling

The Contemporary Perspectives on Black Homeschooling book series is curated and edited by Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars (BFHES), an education research group led by Dr. Cheryl Fields-Smith and Dr. Khadijah Ali-Coleman. This book series showcases asset-based research that centers the lived experiences of Black home educators including the perspectives and authentic voices of all valued members of Black homeschooling communities (e.g. parents, children and youth, homeschool leadership).

Contributions to this series may focus on various formats of homeschooling from preschool through high school. Home education practices such as unschooling, self-directed learning and deschooling are considered relevant concepts under the umbrella of homeschooling as well. Featured work may also highlight experiences of Black homeschooled students transitioning to post-secondary opportunities. Ultimately, we encourage book proposals that explore the tremendous diversity that exists within the Black homeschool community (e.g. family structures, socioeconomic status, African American and Black immigrant perspectives, experiences of neurodiverse students, homeschool approaches, unschooling, Afrocentric, Pan-African). In addition, we welcome interdisciplinary research on Black homeschooling outside of the field of education.

For inquiries regarding how to submit a manuscript proposal for this series, email us at

Coming Soon

Liberated Muse Volume I

Liberated Muse Volume I:

How I Freed My Soul

by Khadijah Ali-Coleman (Editor)

ISBN-13: 978-1432724153
ISBN-10: 1432724150

Book Details

An Artistic Collection that Explores the Notion of Freedom
Love. Sickness. Travel. A one-night stand. Speaking up. Losing a job. Breaking up.

Khadijah Ali-Coleman has edited an eclectic assortment of work that is sure to inspire, revive and enthrall readers on the very idea of how to free one's soul. Containing personal essays, poetry, short stories and visual art, this compilation stretches boundaries as one contemplates the very idea of freedom while presenting, and often challenging, the concept of the soul. This book anthology was the featured book of the 2009 Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest, an annual festival held in Washington DC.

Contributing writers include:

Tichaona Chinyelu, Nabina Das, Venus Jones, Farah Lawal, Omar Akbar, Anthony Spires, Amy Blondell, DJ Gaskin, Summayah Talibah, Maureen Mulima, Randy Gross, Margaux Delotte-Bennett, Serena Wills, and other notables.
Visual art work by Turtel Onli, Marshetta Davis, Shan'ta Monroe and more.

Foreword by author Ananda Leeke.
Cover Art by Sharon Burton.

Published by Outskirts Press, Inc.








Liberated Muse Volume II

Liberated Muse Volume II:

Betrayal Wears a Pretty Face


ISBN-10: 0615639666

ISBN-13: 978-0615639666

Book Details

An Artistic Collection that Explores the Notion of Betrayal

Writers from around the world deconstruct their experiences and/or perceptions of betrayal through verse and story in this compelling second anthology in the Liberated Muse series. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman edits and contributes her own work to this second book anthology in the Liberated Muse series that contains poetry, short stories and visual art.

Contributing writers include:

Nathan Seven Scott,

Kirsten West Savali,

Nick Sweet,

Ola Bancole,

Catherine Bailey,

Alan King,

Serena Wills,

Sumayyah Talibah,  and

Holly Reynolds-Holmes

Cover Art by Turtel Onli.

Published by Liberated Muse


Khadijah's Written Work is Featured in the Following Books

The Fire Inside: Collected Stories & Poems from Zora's Den

Afrofuturism in Black Panther