Derrick Barnes


Derrick Barnes, a graduate of Jackson State University, is the author of eight books, including the popular series Ruby and the Booker Boys. He also wrote bestselling copy for Hallmark as the first African American male staff writer for the company. Barnes resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and four sons.

Most Popular Derrick Barnes Books

All Derrick Barnes Books

Ruby and the Booker Boys Book Series


Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Vanessa Newton
Gordon C. James

Book Dedications by Derrick Barnes

  • To Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, EJ Bradford, Jordan Edwards, Michael Brown, Jordan Davis, and Julian Mallory.
    I Am Every Good Thing