Donna Weidner

Donna Weidner is a children’s book writer represented by the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency. Her humorous adventure stories target young readers. The former regional advisor of Germany and Austria for the Society of Children’s Book Writers…

Nevo

Nevo is 11 years old and a 5th grader at Malcolm X Elementary School. He loves to hang out with his friends, go on adventures with his family, listen to podcasts, tell choose your own adventure stories, act in plays and loves to read! His favorite…

Tianna Paschel

Tianna Paschel is an assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies at the University of California – Berkeley. She is interested in the intersection of racial ideology, politics, and globalization in Latin America and…
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Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee is a teacher librarian in the Berkeley Unified School District. She has worked in school libraries for 17 years as well as a brief stint at the Berkeley Public Library. In her free time she advocates for all students to have access…

Kenan Mirou

Kenan Mirou is originally from Damascus, Syria, and fled the country in 2012 with his family. He is currently a senior at Mission High School in San Francisco, and in the second year of a course started by Peer Resources called “Critical Thinking…

Lisa D. Gray

Lisa D. Gray's writing tackles issues of race and class while highlighting the intersections and spaces between identities and groups. She has taught at Mills College where she earned her MFA. She also holds a BA from Spelman College. She’s…

Riya Kataria

Riya Kataria, from Fremont, CA, learned to read at the age of 2, and began reading books such as Harry Potter by the age of 3. Now 17, Riya embraces her love for words through her advocacy and leadership. She is the founder and CEO of Picket…

Eileen Rendahl

Eileen Rendahl is a national-bestselling and award-winning author of mystery, urban fantasy, and romance novels. She also writes as Lillian Bell, Kristi Abbott, and Eileen Carr. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Eileen moved when she was four and all…

Jennifer D. King

Jennifer King was born in Florida, raised in New Jersey and moved to Oakland some 42 years ago. Jennifer is a graduate of Mills College, where she earned a Bachelors and a Master’s degree in English. Jennifer is a professor of English with…

Vernon Keeve

Vernon Keeve III is a Virginia born writer. He currently lives and teaches in Oakland. His purpose is to teach the next generation the importance of relaying their personal narratives, sharing their experiences, and taking control of their destinies.…