Author of children’s books returns to Marin City


  • Children’s book author Niesha Roary of Orion, Michigan, answers questions from children in the audience before reading her book, “Very Victoria: Moving to Michigan,” at the Marin City Library on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Roary moved from Marin City, Michigan as a child. (Sherry LaVars / Marin Independent Journal)

  • Niesha Roary of Orion, Mich., A native of Marin City and former Performing Stars, reads an excerpt from her book, “Very Victoria: Moving to Michigan,” at the Marin City Library on Saturday, December 4, 2021. (Sherry LaVars / Marin Independent Journal)

  • Niesha Roary of Orion, Mich., Is reading an excerpt from her book, “Very Victoria: Moving to Michigan,” at the Marin City Library on Saturday, December 4, 2021. (Sherry LaVars / Marin Independent Journal)

  • Niesha Roary from Orion, Mich., Chats with Blessing Carson, 6, of Marin City while signing a copy of her book, “Very Victoria: Moving to Michigan,” before a reading at the Marin City library on Saturday, December 4. . 2021. (Sherry LaVars / Marin Independent Journal)

Niesha Roary, an author who grew up in Marin City, hosted a reading of her children’s book on Saturday at the Marin City Library.

The book, titled “Very Victoria: Moving to Michigan,” is loosely based on her own experiences. She lives in Orion, Michigan.

Roary focuses on increasing racial diversity in children’s literature. She works in health care, teaches at a community college and has taught preschool students.

Roary participated in Performing Stars of Marin, the nonprofit arts organization, when she lived in the county.

“We need more of these role models for our young children to see that you can grow up here, but you can be a director and you can be successful and give back to the community,” said Felecia Gaston, director of Performing Stars.


Grover Z. Barnes