Teachers

Diana Ma

Special Guest
Diana Ma is a Chinese American author who writes YA and MG books that feature Asian American heroes. She teaches at North Seattle College and believes that it’s important for all kids to recognize themselves as the heroes of the books they read. Her belief that diverse books help us create a better world is what drives her writing and teaching. Diana was a 2019 We Need Diverse Books mentee and a 2021-2023 Highlights Foundation Muslim Storytellers Fellowship recipient. Her debut novel Heiress Apparently was a Washington Book Award finalist in the YA category. She is represented by Christa Heschke and Daniele Hunter of McIntosh and Otis, and more information can be found about Diana on her website, Dianamaauthor.com.