Keenan Jones

Author & Educator

About Keenan Jones

Keenan Jones is an author who currently resides in Plymouth, Minnesota, who spent his childhood in northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago. He comes from a family of educators, pastors, athletes, and musicians. After suffering a career-ending injury while playing college basketball, Keenan pursued a career in education, serving as an elementary school teacher before returning to his passion of writing.

As an author, Keenan believes that literacy can inspire young people to dream and strive for greatness. He is committed to providing every child with the opportunity to immerse themselves in great books. Keenan writes stories that reflect the beauty of Black culture in America and aims to create representation in children’s literature.

Keenan’s first book, Saturday Morning at the ‘Shop, follows a young boy who spends the day at his local barbershop and discovers the important role it plays in Black culture and community. The book is set to be released on January 7th, 2025 by Beach Lane Books (Simon and Schuster) and illustrated by Ken Daley. Pre-orders are available now!

Keenan is represented by Savannah Brooks of KT Literary.

Featured Book

Saturday Morning at the ‘Shop


Keenan Jones


January 7th, 2025


Ken Daley