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Somaiya Daud

Somaiya Daud is a writer, scholar, and speaker. In 2018 her debut novel, Mirage, was released in the United States with Flatiron Books and the United Kingdom with Hodder & Stoughton. It was hailed as “poetically written”, “immersive and captivating” and “beautiful and necessary” by The School Library Journal, Booklist and Entertainment Weekly. Mirage has […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. Nathan lives in Utah. Learn more at

Ngozi Ukazu

Ngozi Ukazu is the creator of Check, Please!, a massively popular online graphic novel. She graduated from Yale University in 2013 and received a master’s in sequential art in 2015 from the Savannah College of Art and Design. While she used her intensive knowledge of ice hockey to launch Check, Please! in 2013, Ngozi has […]