Monique Couvson

Monique Couvson (formerly Monique W. Morris), president/CEO of Grantmakers for Girls of Color and co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, is the author of several books, including Pushout; Black Stats; Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues; and Charisma’s Turn (all from The New Press). Her work has been featured by NPR, the New York Times, MSNBC, Essence, The Atlantic, TED, the Washington Post, Education Week, and others. She lives in New York.

News and Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Read a review of Charisma’s Turn in Publishers Weekly.

Book Excerpt

Read an excerpt from chapter four of Charisma’s Turn.

Zora Magazine

Included in “The Zora Cannon,” a list of the 100 greatest books written by African American women published by Zora, a Medium publication.

Ms. Magazine

“a passionate manifesto…reimagining what schools could do for girls if educators focused more on supporting and encouraging black and brown girls to flourish.”


Books by Monique Couvson

Black Stats
African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century

Monique Couvson

Charisma’s Turn
A Graphic Novel

Monique Couvson

The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Monique Couvson

Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues
Liberatory Education for Black and Brown Girls

Monique Couvson