Alicia D. Williams is the author of Genesis Begins Again, which received both the Newbery and Kirkus Prize honors, was a William C. Morris finalist, and won the Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award for New Talent. Alicia D also authored a picture book biography, Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston and Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress, which won the Jane Addams Peace Children’s Book Award. The Talk, her latest picture book, won both Coretta Scott King and Golden Kite Honors.
Alicia shares her passion for writing which stems from conducting artist residencies in schools as a Master Teaching Artist of arts-integration. Alicia D infuses her love for drama, movement, comedy, and storytelling to inspire students to write their own narratives. She resides in Charlotte, NC.