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Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park is the author of many books for young readers, including A LONG WALK TO WATER, a NY Times bestseller, and A SINGLE SHARD, winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal Award. She is honored to serve on the Board of Advisors for We Need Diverse Books; the Society of Children’s Books Writers and […]

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is a New York Times bestselling illustrator, author, and cartoonist. Her work includes a slew of illustrated books including Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket; The Airport Book, Picture the Dead with Adele Griffin; and Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert. For adults, Long Story Short is a collection of comic strips about classic novels. […]

Mahogany L. Browne

Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer & educator. Interim Executive Director of Urban Word NYC & Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby & […]

Marcie Colleen

Marcie Colleen is the award-winning author of the Super Happy Party Bears chapter book series, and picture books Love, Triangle, and Penguinaut! While she misses living down the street from the Brooklyn Bear’s Community Garden in New York City, Marcie now lives in San Diego, California, where flowers bloom all year round. Visit her website […]

Kayla Miller

Kayla Miller is a New York Times bestselling author-illustrator living and working in New York. They have a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Kayla enjoys watching bad movies, trying to cook new recipes, playing board and video games, and reading other people’s graphic novels.

Kim Hyun Sook

In the 1980s, Hyun Sook risked her life to help run a secret illegal reading club, and was interrogated by the KCIA because of it. She is now writes comics about Korea in both English and Korean.

Kwame Mbalia

Kwame is a husband, father, writer, a New York Times bestselling author, and a former pharmaceutical metrologist in that order. His debut middle-grade novel, TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY, and the sequel TRISTAN STRONG DESTROYS THE WORLD (October 6, 2020) are published by Rick Riordan Presents/Disney-Hyperion. A Howard University graduate and a […]

Libba Bray

Libba Bray is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diviners series, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist Beauty Queens, the 2010 Printz Award-winning Going Bovine, and the acclaimed Gemma Doyle trilogy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Kat Cho

Kat Cho used to hide books under the bathroom sink and then sneak in there to read after bedtime. Her parents pretended not to know. This helped when she decided to write a dinosaur time-travel novel at the tender age of nine. Sadly, that book was not published. She currently lives and works in NYC […]

Katy Rose Pool

Katy Rose Pool is a writer living in Berkeley, California. She grew up in Los Angeles, where her screenwriter father taught her about three act structure, characterization, and inciting incidents all before she could tie her shoes. Katy studied history and English at UC Berkeley. She enjoys breakfast sandwiches, fancy cocktails, rooting for the Golden […]