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 >>

Jennifer Swanson
Jennifer Swanson

Jennifer Swanson is a self-professed science geek and the author of over twenty-five nonfiction and fiction books. She is the >>

Jessica Echeverria
Jessica Echeverria

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

Jillian Sullivan
Jillian Sullivan

Jillian Sullivan has written young adult novels, collections of short stories, picture books, a book on mythology, a book on >>

Jim Hill
Jim Hill

Flaming Snot Rockets! Jim holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine >>

Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown

Jordan Brown is an executive editor with Walden Pond Press and Balzer + Bray, two imprints at HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Joyce Hostetter
Joyce Hostetter

Joyce Hostetter’s historical novels have been applauded for their rich language, southern atmosphere, precise tone, and believable situations. Joyce knows >>

Judy Schachner
Judy Schachner

Judy Schachner was born into an Irish Catholic working class family from New England. Money was as tight as their >>

Julie Berry
Julie Berry

Julie Berry is the author of the 2017 Printz Honor and Los Angeles Times Book Prize shortlisted novel The Passion >>

Julie Chibbaro

Julie Chibbaro is the award-winning author of three historical novels: Into the Dangerous World  (Viking, 2015), Deadly (Simon & Schuster 2011, >>

Julie Dao
Julie Dao

Julie C. Dao is a proud Vietnamese-American who was born in upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but >>

K.L. Going
K.L. Going

K.L. Going is the award winning author of numerous books for children and teens. Her first novel, Fat Kid Rules >>

Kandace Coston
Kandace Coston

Kandace Coston is the assistant editor at Lee & Low Books, an independent multicultural children’s book publisher. She grew up >>