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Quinn Boyd-Roberts

Quinn Boyd-Roberts is 13 years old and a seventh grader. His passions are baseball, movies, travel, school dances, and spending time with family and friends. Quinn’s favorite genres are fantasy, adventure, sports, and dystopian fiction.…
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C Pam Zhang

C Pam Zhang's debut novel, ”How Much of These Hills is Gold,” is published by Riverhead Books in the US and Virago Press in the UK. It is an Indies Introduce pick. Born in Beijing but mostly an artifact of the United States, Zhang has lived…
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Bryant Terry

Bryant Terry is a James Beard Award-winning chef and educator, and the author of "Afro-Vegan." He is renowned for his activism and efforts to create a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system. He is currently in his fifth year as chef-in-residence…
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Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her first novel, "Fruit of the Drunken Tree," was a silver medal winner in First Fiction from the California Book Awards, and a New York Times Editors' Choice. Her writing has…
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Nona Caspers

"The Fifth Woman," Nona Caspers' critically acclaimed 2018 novel, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist, a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year silver winner, an IPPY Awards for Fiction bronze medalist, and one of The Masters Review's "22 Books We're…
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Cindy Derby

Cindy Derby is an illustrator and author of children's books, including "How to Walk an Ant." She illustrated Shannon Bramer's poetry collection, "Climbing Shadows," which was named a 2020 NCTE Notable Poetry Book and Verse Novel. Classically…
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Meg Fleming

Meg Fleming is an award-winning children’s book author, a fan of all dogs, and a big-time laugher. A voice teacher, Meg draws on her love of rhythm, rhyme, and lyricism to create and imagine stories. Meg’s books have been lauded by Kirkus,…
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Anna-Marie McLemore

Anna-Marie McLemore was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by their family to hear La Llorona in the Santa Ana winds. They are the author of "The Weight of Feathers," a finalist for the 2016 William C. Morris Debut…
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Yamile Mendez

Yamile Saied Mendez, author of "On These Magic Shores" (2020 Lee & Low MG), is an Argentine-American who lives in Utah with her Puerto Rican husband and their five kids, two adorable dogs, and one majestic cat. An inaugural Walter Dean Myers…
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Cherilyn Parsons

Cherilyn Parsons is executive director of the Bay Area Book Festival, which she founded out of a lifelong passion for literature. Previously she helped to build the field of nonprofit journalism; during her tenure at the Center for Investigative…