Our Faculty

The Highlights Foundation is proud to welcome authors, illustrators, children’s publishing professionals, educators, librarians, and others as faculty and special guests for our workshops.  Each course has its own specially designated leaders, but here you’ll find an overview of our faculty community.

A.M. Wild

A.M. Wild

A.M. Wild (they/she) is a writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Their debut picture book, Not He Or She, I'm Me, features ...
A.R. Vishny

A.R. Vishny

A.R. Vishny is a writer passionate about Jewish representation in pop culture. Her debut YA novel, Night Owls, ...
A.S. King

A.S. King

A.S. King has been called “One of the best Y.A. writers working today” by the New York Times Book Review. King is ...
Aida Salazar

Aida Salazar

Aida Salazar is an award-winning author, arts activist, and translator whose writings for adults and children ...
Alex Gino

Alex Gino

Alex Gino writes queer and progressive middle grade novels, including the Stonewall and Lambda Award-winning ...
Alexandra Villasante

Alexandra Villasante

Alexandra Villasante’s debut young adult novel, The Grief Keeper was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard ...
Alicia D. Williams

Alicia D. Williams

Alicia D. Williams is the author of Genesis Begins Again, which received both the Newbery and Kirkus Prize honors, ...
Alisa Alering

Alisa Alering

Alisa Alering grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania and now lives in southern Arizona. A former ...
Alison Green Myers

Alison Green Myers

Alison is an avid reader, poet, and writer. Alison has served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, curriculum ...
Ally Malinenko

Ally Malinenko

Ally Malinenko is a poet, novelist, and librarian living in Brooklyn, New York, where she pens her tales in a ...
Alyssa Reynoso-Morris

Alyssa Reynoso-Morris

Alyssa Reynoso-Morris is a queer Afro-Latine/x Dominican and Puerto Rican storyteller. Her ability to weave ...
Amber McBride

Amber McBride

Amber McBride estimates she reads about 100 books a year. Her work has been published in literary magazines ...

Our Mission in Action

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The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves.  Learn more about our impact.