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Donna Barba Higuera

Donna Barba Higuera’s debut novel Lupe Wong Won’t Dance is forthcoming form Levine Querido, in September 2020. Donna’s 7oung Adult and Middle Grade books feature characters drawn into creepy, situations, melding history, folklore, and or her own life experience into reinvented storylines. She still dreams in Spanglish. She lives in Washington State with her family, […]

Grace Lin

Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” and the Theodor Geisel Honor for “Ling and Ting.” Her novel “When the Sea Turned to Silver” was a National Book Award Finalist and her picture book, “A Big Mooncake for Little Star” was awarded the […]

Nic Stone

Nic Stone is an Atlanta native and a Spelman College graduate. Her debut novel for young adults, Dear Martin, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and a William C. Morris Award finalist. She is also the author of Odd One Out, a novel about discovering oneself and who it is okay to love, which […]

Yamile Saied Méndez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is an Argentine-American, award-winning author of stories for young readers. She’s a MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for Children program, and a founding member of Las Musas Collective.

Tonya Bolden

Tonya Bolden has written numerous bestselling books for children and adults, and her work has garnered many awards, including the Coretta Scott King Honor, James Madison Book Award, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and YALSA Best Book of the Year. She lives in New York City. Visit tonyaboldenbooks.com.

Vashti Harrison

Vashti Harrison, is the #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History and Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World. She is an artist and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her BA in studio art and media studies from the University of Virginia and her MFA […]

Teri Kanefield

Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and the author of The Girl from the Tar Paper School and the Making of America series, among other books. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California.

Sarah Mlynowski

Sarah Mlynowski is the New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series, the Magic in Manhattan series, Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) and many other books for tweens, teens, and adults. Along with Emily Jenkins and Lauren Myracle, she co-writes the Upside-Down Magic series, which will air on the Disney […]

Shannon Wright

Shannon Wright is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Virginia. She illustrated My Mommy Medicine by Edwidge Danticat, and some of her clients include the Guardian, TIME, the New York Times, NPR, and Google. Visit her online at shannon-wright.com.

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 […]