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Mark Harris

Mark Harris, author of Mike Nichols: A Life, is also the author of Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood, which was a New …

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Claudrena N. Harold

Claudrena N. Harold, author of When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras, is a professor at the University of Virginia, where she teaches courses in labor …

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Angela Dominguez

Angela Dominguez, author of Stella Díaz Dreams Big, was born in Mexico City and grew up in the great state of Texas. She now resides in Virginia. Angela is also …

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Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, author of Even As We Breathe, is the first enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to publish a novel. She has served as executive …

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Brian Castleberry

Brian Castleberry, author of Nine Shiny Objects, has had stories published in The Southern Review, Day One, Narrative, and other literary journals. He lives in Virginia, where he teaches literature …

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Susan Abulhawa

Susan Abulhawa, author of Against the Loveless World, is a Palestinian-American writer and political activist. She is also the author of Mornings in Jenin and The Blue Between Sky and Water. …

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Catherine Hernandez

Catherine Hernandez, author of Crosshairs, is a queer woman of color, theater practitioner, and the artistic director of b current Performing Arts and the Sulong Theatre. Her debut novel, Scarborough, …

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Dub Leffler

Dub Leffler, author of Once There Was A Boy, is an Australian illustrator, writer, animator, and mixed media artist, working in the arts through books, film, television, muralism, and art …

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Tom Angleberger

Tom Angleberger, author of DJ Funkyfoot: Butler for Hire!, is also author of the Origami Yoda series and the Flytrap Files series, as well as many other books for kids. …

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Lara Lee

Lara Lee, author of Coconut & Sambal: Recipes from My Indonesian Kitchen, is an Indonesian and Australian chef and food writer. She trained at Leiths School of Food and Wine …

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Hena Khan

Hena Khan, author of Amina’s Song, is a Pakistani American writer. She is also the author of the middle-grade novels Amina’s Voice and More to the Story, as well as …

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Elizabeth C. Bunce

Elizabeth C. Bunce, author of the Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery series, lives in Kansas City with her husband and their cats. Premeditated Myrtle is her first book for middle-grade readers.  Published …