About Us

(photo by Ashley Weaver)
 "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." Colossians 3:17

Kifani Press | Kifani Works was founded by sister-duo Ashley Foxx Davis and April Foxx in 2012. We curate and create books, resources and professional development for a diverse group of kids and classrooms.

Ashley Foxx Davis
, Executive Director of Kifani Press | Kifani Works, is a former educator, author and artist. She received her dual B.A. degree in English and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and her Master of Science in Digital Media from Columbia University. She fell in love with children’s books while teaching kindergarten and first grade in Memphis, TN.  She loves to read and write good books. She is blessed by God to do good works. 

April Foxx, Creative Director of Kifani Press | Kifani Works, received her B.A. in Fine Arts with honors from the University of Memphis. Her award-winning designs have been featured nationally and internationally, in print and online. April's love for all things creative spread from traditional fine arts and has grown to encompass graphic design, marketing and social media. Her career has been expansive enough to include all of these areas and more! She is grateful to God, the Master Artist, for giving her inspiration and talent.


Kifani - adj. (Swahili) a similar thing, that which matches, a fellow, parallel, a match, an equal.

At Kifani Press | Kifani Works we create, curate and educate. 


Our Values

Faith, Creativity, Kindness

Our Mission

Kifani Press | Kifani Works strives to inspire a love of reading through great books, literacy resources and educational experiences. We hope to always use our talents in service of others.

What We Do

We are passionate about literacy and education. We have three areas of focus:

  • We publish diverse children’s books featuring characters of color. We have published 7 books since 2013.

  • We sell diverse children's books by local authors at our Literacy Lab in Memphis, TN. We also sell hundreds of titles on our online storefront through Bookshop.org. Need a custom book order? We also create custom book bundles and baskets for classrooms, events or special occasions.

  • We provide educational consulting services to schools, nonprofits and government agencies. We can create custom literacy solutions for your students.