Kelly Starling Lyons
(kellystarlinglyons.com) is a founding member of The Brown Bookshelf, a teaching artist, and an award-winning children's book author. Her mission is to center Black heroes, celebrate family, friendship, and heritage, and show all kids the stories they hold inside. Many of her books have won accolades, including a Caldecott Honor for Going Down Home with Daddy
, a Geisel Honor for Ty's Travels: Zip, Zoom
, a Christopher Award for Tiara's Hat Parade
, and a Bank Street Best list for Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice & Sing Inspired Generations
. She's the author of more than two dozen titles for young readers, including She Persisted: Coretta Scott King
and the popular Jada Jones series. You can follow her on Twitter @kelstarly. Chelsea Clinton
is the author of the #1 New York Times
bestseller She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
; She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History
; She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game
; She Persisted in Science: Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference
; Don't Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe
; It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
; Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference
; with Hillary Clinton, Grandma's Gardens
and Gutsy Women
; and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?
She is also the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives, including those that help empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their children and their dog, Soren. You can follow Chelsea Clinton on Twitter @ChelseaClinton or on Facebook at facebook.com/chelseaclinton. Gillian Flint
(gillianflint.com) is an illustrator who has a passion for painting in watercolors. She has been drawing and creating characters for as long as she can remember. Her work has been published in the USA, the UK and Australia. In her spare time she enjoys reading and gardening at her home in the UK. You can follow her on Instagram @gillianflint_illustration. Alexandra Boiger
(alexandraboiger.com) has illustrated nearly twenty picture books, including the She Persisted series by by Chelsea Clinton; the popular Tallulah series by Marilyn Singer; and the Max and Marla books, which she also wrote. Originally from Munich, Germany, she now lives outside of San Francisco, California, with her husband, Andrea; daughter, Vanessa; and two cats, Luiso and Winter. You can follow Alexandra on Instagram @alexandra_boiger.