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Gennifer Choldenko

Choldenko is best known for her "Tales from Alcatraz" series, which has sold more than two million copies. The first book in the series, "Al Capone Does My Shirts," was a Newbery Honor Book and the recipient of 20 other awards. The fourth and…
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Kim Culbertson

Kim Culbertson is the author of 'The Possibility of Now,' 'Catch a Falling Star,' 'Instructions for a Broken Heart,' a Northern California Book Award winner, 'Songs for a Teenage Nomad', and the new 'The Wonder of Us'. She lives in Northern…
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Aya de Leon

Aya de Leon directs the Poetry for the People program, teaching creative writing at UC Berkeley. Kensington Books publishes her "Justice Hustlers" feminist heist novels, which have won first place International Latino Book Awards and Independent…
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Frances Dinkelspiel

Frances Dinkelspiel is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller "Tangled Vines" and the SF Chronicle bestseller "Towers of Gold."
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Mark Hertsgaard

Mark Hertsgaard has published seven books that have been translated into 16 languages, including, 'Bravehearts: Whistleblowing in the Age of Snowden.' He has reported from 25 countries on politics, culture, and the environment for outlets including…
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Arlie Hochschild

Arlie Russell Hochschild, professor emerita of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. Her book "Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right,"…
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Scott James

Scott James is best known for his stories in The New York Times. A veteran journalist, Scott has three Emmy Awards for his work in television news. He writes fiction under the pen name Kemble Scott and is the author of two San Francisco Chronicle…
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Mike Jung

Mike Jung is the author of 'Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities' and contributed to the anthologies 'Dear Teen Me,' 'Break These Rules,' and '59 Reasons to Write.' Mike is proud to be a founding member of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks team. He lives…
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Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Jonas Hassen Khemiri is the author of 'Everything I Don't Remember,' among other novels, as well as six plays, and a collection of plays, essays, and short stories. His first novel, 'Ett öga rött,' was the bestselling paperback in Sweden of…
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Orville Schell

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, is an author, journalist, and former Dean and Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written widely for many magazine and newspapers,…