Carmen Agra Deedy

Carmen Agra Deedy is one of America's foremost storytellers. Her many award-winning books include The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!; Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, which received a Pura Belpré Honor; and her New York Times bestseller 14 Cows for America. Carmen was born in Havana, Cuba, and lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia. You can learn more about her work at
Jim LaMarche is an award-winning illustrator of many beloved books, including The Rainbabies, which earned him international acclaim. His illustrations indicate a deep kind of thinking about illustration in children's books, said the New York Times. He also illustrated The Carousel and Albert, which were both named New York Times Best Illustrated Books. He lives with his family in Santa Cruz, California.