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Jacob Kahn

Jacob Kahn is a librarian, poet, editor, and curator living in Oakland, CA. He is the author of the book Mine Eclogue (Roof Books, 2022) and several chapbooks, most recently A Is For Aegis (DoubleCross Press, 2021). With Sophia Dahlin, he…
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Anna Gabriella Casalme

Anna Gabriella Casalme is the proud daughter of Filipino immigrants and a kid-lit writer based in San Francisco. She is the founder of Novelly, which is on a mission to publish literature by diverse youth authors and get youth authors taught…
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Yesica Hurd

Yesica Hurd is a Mexican-American children’s librarian and author. She was born and raised in Fort Bragg, California. She earned a BA in English from Reed College and an MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Currently, she…
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Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and numerous other awards. His most recent publication is A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, A History, A Memorial. He is a University Professor, the Aerol Arnold Chair…
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Alka Joshi

Alka Joshi is the internationally bestselling author of the Jaipur Trilogy: Her debut novel, The Henna Artist, immediately became a New York Times Bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon Pick and was LongListed for the Center for Fiction First Novel…
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Laura Gao

Laura Gao (she/they) is the author and illustrator of YA graphic novels featuring queer and diverse teens. Their graphic memoir, Messy Roots, debuted on the Indies Bestsellers List in 2022. Their upcoming book, Kirby's Lessons on Falling…
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Nicole Chen

Nicole Chen writes books celebrating the diversity reflected in families all over the world. Her experience growing up Taiwanese American, combined with the Catalan and Spanish influences in her home now, fuels her desire to tell stories that reflect a multicultural American identity. Nicole lives in Menlo Park, California, with her Andorran husband and their young daughter. She is the author of It's Boba Time for Pearl Li! and Lily Xiao Speaks Out. Visit Nicole online at storiesbynicolechen.com.
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Nidhi Chanani

Nidhi Chanani is an award-winning author and illustrator of over a dozen books. Her graphic novels include Pashmina, Jukebox, and the Shark Princess series. She wrote and illustrated the picture book What Will My Story Be? She’s illustrated a number of picture books, including I Will Be Fierce, Strong, and Binny’s Diwali. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
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Joe Cepeda

Bio coming soon!