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Stuart Gibbs

Stuart Gibbs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Spy School series, the FunJungle series, the Moon Base Alpha series and Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation. He has also written for TV and film. he lives in Los Angeles.

Remy Lai

Remy Lai draws and writes stories for kids. She lives in Australia with her two dogs, and she sometimes eats ice cream for breakfast. She is the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed PIE IN THE SKY.

Renée Watson

Renée Watson is a New York Times bestselling author, educator, and activist. Her young adult novel, Piecing Me Together (Bloomsbury, 2017) received a Coretta Scott King Award and Newbery Honor. Her children’s picture books and novels for teens have received several awards and international recognition. Her poetry and fiction often centers around the lived experiences […]

Robin Ha

Robin Ha (she/her) is a Korean American cartoonist and illustrator based in Washington D.C. Her work has been published in independent comics anthologies as well as in the pages of Marvel Comics. She is the author of the NYT bestselling comic cookbook Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes. Her graphic novel memoir, Almost American […]

Roseanne A. Brown

Roseanne “Rosie” A. Brown was born in Kumasi, Ghana and immigrated to the wild jungles of central Maryland as a child. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and was also a teaching assistant for the school’s Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House program. Her journalistic work has been featured by Voice of […]

Samira Ahmed

Samira Ahmed is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Love, Hate & Other Filters, Internment and Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in anthologies including: Take the Mic, Color Outside the Lines, Ink Knows No Borders, Who Will Speak for America, and Vampires Never Get […]

Raúl the Third

Raúl the Third is the Pura Belpre award winning author illustrator of Lowriders to the Center of the Earth from Chronicle Books. He is the author of Vamos! Let’s go to the Market and Vamos! Let’s go Eat from Versify books and Houghton-Mifflin. Lowriders in Space his first graphic novel by Cathy Camper was nominated […]

Ray Jayawardhana

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell, Ray Jayawardhana investigates the origins and diversity of planetary systems and the prospects for life in the universe, using many of the world’s largest telescopes. He is a prolific researcher with more than 125 scientific papers to his credit, whose discoveries have garnered widespread attention. […]

Molly Idle

Molly Idle is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo. She is also the creator of Tea Rex, and the mermaid tales Pearl and Coral. Molly lives and works with her fabulous family in Tempe, Arizona- where she can be found with a cup of espresso in one hand, and a pencil in […]

Natalia Sylvester

Natalia Sylvester is the author of two novels for adults, CHASING THE SUN and EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME, which won an International Latino Book Award. RUNNING, her debut novel for young adults, is a 2020 Junior Library Guild Selection. Born in Lima, Peru, Sylvester grew up in Florida and Texas and received a BFA […]