"Beat of a Different Drum is a serious feat of journalism, yet it exhibits an honesty of narration that journalism usually lacks. It tackles some heady issues, from the purpose of our existence to the meaning of race in a less-stereotyped world. Dax Devlon-Ross is a strong new voice, and one we will be hearing often."
—Po Bronson, author of What Will I Do with My Life?
"Dax-Devlon Ross's clear-eyed subjects present themselves as unique Americans, men and women of variety and depth, cognizant of their place in society, yet varied in their opinions, hues, and occupations. They are wondrously amazed by the joy and pains of their self created lives. I'm glad Dax-Devlon Ross allowed me to meet them."
—James McBride, author of The Color of Water and Miracle at St. Anna
Dax-Devlon Ross is a media teacher at a public high school in New York City. A graduate of Rutgers University and George Washington University Law School, he spent two years working in publishing and journalism before joining New York City's Teaching Fellows program. He lives in New Jersey.