JaNay Brown-Wood

Crayola LLC, based in Easton, Pa. and a business of Hallmark Cards, Inc., is the worldwide leader in children's creative expression products. Known for the iconic Crayola Crayon first introduced in 1903, the Crayola brand has grown into a portfolio of innovative art tools, crafting activities, and creativity toys that offer children innovative new ways to use color to create everything imaginable.

JaNay Brown-Wood, PhD is an award-winning children’s author, poet, educator, and scholar. Her first children’s book Imani’s Moon won the NAESP Children’s Book of the Year Award and was featured on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show, and her second book Grandma’s Tiny House: A Counting Story! won the CELI Read Aloud Book Award. She also has several poems published in Highlights for Kids, Highlights High Five, and the poetry anthology Thanku: Poems of Gratitude (Lerner/Millbrook, 2019). JaNay lives in California with her husband Catrayel, her daughter Vivian, and their two turtles. 

Rob Justus is a former market researcher turned picture book author/illustrator and graphic novelist. He lives in Ottawa, Canada, with his family. To this day he's not sure which is his favorite Crayola: Red Violet or Magenta. His young son definitely prefers the taste of the orange ones.
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