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Erin Entrada Kelly

Erin Entrada Kelly received the 2018 Newbery Medal for HELLO UNIVERSE, the 2017 APALA Award for THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN GIRLS, and the 2016 Golden Kite Honor Award for BLACKBIRD FLY, among other honors. She is a NYT-bestselling author whose work has appeared on numerous best-of lists. All her books are Junior Library Guild Selections. […]

Carole Lindstrom

Carole Lindstrom is Anishinabe/Métis and is a proud member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe Indians. She was born and raised in Nebraska and currently makes her home in Maryland. She is the author of Girls Dance, Boys Fiddle.

Chloe Bristol

Chloe Bristol was born and raised in Texas and is an alumna of the Art Center College of Design. She is the illustrator of the Winterhouse series by Ben Guterson. Chloe draws and paints everyday, and she is always thinking of new ideas to share with the world. Instagram: @chloebristol

Christine Lynn Herman

Christine Lynn Herman writes books about magic, monsters, and growing up. She is the author of YA novels THE DEVOURING GRAY and THE DECK OF OMENS, as well as the forthcoming THE DROWNING SUMMER (LBYR, 2021). If you want updates on her next book (or pictures of her cat), you can find her on Twitter […]

Claribel A. Ortega

Claribel A. Ortega is a former reporter who writes YA & MG fantasy inspired by her Dominican heritage. When she’s not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic and video games into books, she’s filming videos for her YouTube channel or making GIFS for her small graphic design business, GIFGRRL.

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith is a New York Times bestselling author of fifteen books for young readers. Her latest release, Hearts Unbroken, won an American Indian Youth Literature Award and received the Foreword Reviews Silver Medal in YA Fiction. She is also the author of the Tantalize series, the Feral trilogy and award-winning children’s books like […]

Anne Bustard

Anne Bustard is the former co-owner of a children’s bookstore and an MFA graduate from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her newest middle-grade novel is Blue Skies. She is also the author of Anywhere but Paradise, as well as two picture books: Rad! and Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly, which was an IRA […]

Anne Nesbet

Anne Nesbet is the author of six novels for children, including Cloud and Wallfish (Candlewick, 2016), The Orphan Band of Springdale (Candlewick, 2018), and Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen (Candlewick, 2020). Her books have received starred reviews and have been chosen for the Junior Library Guild and many “best of the year” lists. Cloud […]

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 […]

Abigail Hing Wen

Abigail Hing Wen is the New York Times bestselling author of Loveboat, Taipei, a Barnes & Noble Book Club Pick, featured in Entertainment Weekly and World Journal, optioned for film by ACE Entertainment. She holds a BA from Harvard, a JD from Columbia Law School, and an MFA from Vermont School of Fine Arts. When […]