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Ashima Shiraishi

Ashima Shiraishi started climbing at the age of six, and today she is one of the best climbers in the world. She is the first and only female climber ever to ascend a V15 bouldering problem, earning praise from Outside magazine as “a young crusher” and the New York Times as a “bouldering phenom.” This […]

Bethany C Morrow

Bethany C Morrow is author of adult and YA work, usually speculative, sometimes historical, always centering Black women and girls. Her adult debut, MEM (Unnamed Press, 2018) was an ABA Indies Introduce and Indie Next pick. She is editor and contributor to the resistance anthology, TAKE THE MIC (Scholastic, 2019).

Brandy Colbert

Brandy Colbert is the award-winning author of several books for children and teens, including The Only Black Girls in Town, The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, Stonewall Book Award winner Little & Lion, and the forthcoming The Voting Booth. She is co-writer of Misty Copeland’s Life in Motion young readers edition, and Brandy’s books have been […]

Aida Salazar

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 […]

Aiden Thomas

Aiden Thomas is a YA author with an MFA in Creative Writing. Originally from Oakland, California, they now make their home in Portland, OR. As a queer, trans, latinx, Aiden advocates strongly for diverse representation in all media. Aidens special talents include: quoting The Office, Harry Potter trivia, Jenga, finishing sentences with is my FAVORITE, […]

Amerie

Amerie‪ is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, and writer of fiction, as well as the editor of the New York Times bestselling anthology Because You Love to Hate Me. The daughter of a Korean artist and an American military officer, she was born in Massachusetts, raised all over the world, and graduated from Georgetown University with […]

Amy Alznauer

Amy Alznauer’s writing has won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction, the Christopher Award, and the SCBWI-Illinois Laura Crawford Memorial Mentorship. Her books for children include The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan (illus. Daniel Miyares, Candlewick, April 2020), Flying Paintings: The Zhou Brothers: A Story of Revolution and […]

Andrew Eliopulos

Andrew Eliopulos is a children’s book writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York. He may or may not believe in magic. Originally from Georgia, Andrew graduated from the University of Chicago, where he double-majored in Germanic Studies and Fundamentals: Issues and Texts. Andrew’s debut novel, The Spider Ring (written under his birth name), was […]

Anna-Marie McLemore

Anna-Marie McLemore (they/them) is a queer, Latinx, non-binary brujx who grew up hearing la llorona in the Santa Ana winds. They are the author of THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS, a 2016 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist; 2017 Stonewall Honor Book WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS, which was longlisted for the National Book Award […]

Adam Rex

Adam Rex is the author and/or illustrator of a lot of books, including UNSTOPPABLE (illustrated by Laura Park), THE NEXT PRESIDENT (written by Kate Messner), and NOTHING RHYMES WITH ORANGE. He lives in Tucson and was pretty disappointed when the Tucson Festival of Books was cancelled this past March.