Leslé Honoré

About the Author

Leslé Honoré is a Blaxican poet, activist, and author. She hopes that through her work she can help give voice to people of all ages and backgrounds who are often silenced and unheard and feel invisible. Born and raised in Gardena, California, she remains deeply rooted in the heritage and culture of her father, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and her mother, who was born in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Leslé lives in Chicago with her three phenomenal children: Sage, Solomon, and Scarlett. She believes that HBCUs, tacos, and gumbo can save the world.

Cozbi A. Cabrera is the author and illustrator of Me & Mama, which received a Coretta Scott King Honor and a Caldecott Honor, and My Hair Is a Garden. Her illustrated titles include Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade, Most Loved in All the World by Tonya Cherie Hegamin, Stitchin’ and Pullin’ a Gee's Bend Quilt by Patricia C. McKissack, Thanks a Million by Nikki Grimes, and Beauty, Her Basket by Sandra Belton. Her handmade cloth dolls (muñecas) are collected all around the world. She lives in Illinois with her husband and daughter.

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