Jarrett J. Robinson, A Chicago Native, was born and raised on the West side of Chicago. Growing up, he witnessed all types of adversities in the black community, such as gang violence, drug activity, and poverty. Living in the middle of it all with the direction of his parents, it propelled him into finding a love for writing. He began writing short stories and poetry as a first grader, which helped him improve his writing skills as time went on.
His elementary school, Herbert Spencer Math and Science Academy, now (Herbert Spencer Technology Academy), introduced a young authors contest for the students, and it intrigued him to enter. He went on to win several awards annually for his short stories throughout his elementary school years, and then found out about self-publishing. From negative family members and acquaintances saying that he couldn't achieve publishing his first book, he found his steps daunting. The he stepped over his fears and met with an organization called the "Chicago Black Authors Network."
Since 2014, Jarrett has published five books and currently has more in the works. With his writing, he looks to empower the people of color not just in the inner city, but across the world. He exudes positivism and wants to instill that in the hearts of others who have an aim to achieve their dreams.
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