Faculty

Anna-Marie McLemoreMeet Anna-Marie McLemoreAuthor

Anna-Marie McLemore (she/her) was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by her family to hear >>

Mike CuratoMeet Mike CuratoAuthor/Illustrator

Mike Curato is the author and illustrator of everyone’s favorite polka-dotted elephant, Little Elliot. His debut title, Little Elliot, Big >>

Kelly Starling LyonsMeet Kelly Starling LyonsAuthor

Kelly Starling Lyons is a children’s book author whose mission is to transform moments, memories and history into stories of >>

Jessica EcheverriaMeet Jessica EcheverriaEditor

Jessica Echeverria is an editor at Lee & Low Books, an independent children’s book publisher focusing on diversity. Over the >>

A.M. Jenkins
A.M. Jenkins

A.M. (Amanda) Jenkins is the author of six YA novels, including the Printz Honor Book Repossessed and the Los Angeles >>

Alisa Alering
Alisa Alering

Originally trained as a librarian, Alisa loves tracking down the details behind her stories. As editor of Science Node (sciencenode.org), >>

Alison Green Myers
Alison Green Myers

Alison Green Myers wanted to join the circus. She wanted to train tigers. She wanted to jump through fire. She >>

Amy Rose Capetta
Amy Rose Capetta

Amy Rose Capetta is an author of YA fantasy, sci-fi, and mystery. Her first novel, Entangled, was a BEA Buzz >>

Andi Diehn
Andi Diehn

Andi Diehn is a writer and editor with a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont >>

Andrea Loney
Andrea Loney

Andrea J. Loney’s picture book Bunnybear (Albert Whitman & Company) is about a bear who believes in his heart that >>

Andrew Karre
Andrew Karre

Andrew is executive editor at Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, focusing on YA and >>

Anna-Marie McLemore
Anna-Marie McLemore

Anna-Marie McLemore (she/her) was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by her family to hear >>

Anne Ursu
Anne Ursu

Anne Ursu is the author of several books for young readers and is the 2013 recipient of the McKnight Fellowship >>

Ashley Hope Pérez
Ashley Hope Pérez

Ashley Hope Pérez is the author of three novels: Out of Darkness (2015), The Knife and the Butterfly (2012), and >>

Ashley Wolff

Ashley Wolff has been a visual artist since she declared herself one at the age of five. She grew up >>

Aubrey Poole
Aubrey Poole

Aubrey Poole is an editor at Hachette’s JIMMY Patterson Books imprint, acquiring middle grade and young adult projects. She is >>