Category: Disability & Mental Health

Callen
Rocky
Rocky Callen, the daughter of an Ecuadorian immigrant, has long lived a life of service ever since she wa…
Cummings
Deedee
As the founder of Make A Way Media, It Pays to Read, and the Louisville Book Festival, Deedee Cummings be…
Gregorio
I. W.
I. W. Gregorio (she/her) is a practicing surgeon by day, award-winning YA writer by night. Her debut nove…
Halse Anderson
Laurie
Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, an…
Hill
Jonathan
Jonathan Hill is an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and educator living in Portland, OR. He gradua…
Kelly
Lynne
Lynne Kelly’s career as a sign language interpreter has taken her everywhere from classrooms to hospitals…
Khorram
Adib
Adib Khorram is a queer Iranian-American author. He was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. A theat…
King
A. S.
A.S. King has been called “One of the best Y.A. writers working today” by the New York Times Book Review …
Krosoczka
Jarrett J.
​​​​​Jarrett J. Krosoczka, known since boyhood as "JJK," is the New York Times bestselling author/illustr…
Levis
Caron
Caron Levis is the author of the picture books, Stop That Yawn!, May I Have A Word?, Stuck with the Blooz…
McBride
Amber
Amber McBride is currently an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. She received her BA in E…
Nelson
Adiba
Adiba Nelson is the woman who brings as much truth to power in her writing, as she does in her speaking. …
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