Aida Salazar is an author and arts activist. Her verse novels included the critically-acclaimed and award winning, The Moon Within and the forthcoming Land of the Cranes (9.15.20). Her bio picture book, Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Revolutionary Fighter and an anthology she will co-edit with Yamile Saied Mendez, Calling the Moon: Writers of Color on Menstruation, are scheduled for release in 2022. She is a founding member of Las Musas, an unprecedented collective of Latinx debut Kidlit writers. She lives with her family of artists in Oakland, CA.