Zetta Elliott  is an award-winning author, scholar, and activist. Born in Canada, she moved to the US in 1994 to pursue her PhD in American Studies at NYU. She taught Black Studies at the college level for close to a decade and has worked with urban youth for thirty years. Her poetry has been published in New Daughters of AfricaWe Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices the Cave Canem anthology The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean SouthCheck the Rhyme: an Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees< /i> and Coloring Book: an Eclectic Anthology of Fiction and Poetry by Multicultural Writers. She is the author of over thirty books for young readers and currently lives in West Philadelphia. Visit zettaelliott.com to learn more.
Loveis Wise is a Freelance Illustrator and Designer from Washington D.C. Her work can be found in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Refinery29, and Buzzfeed. She currently lives in Philadelphia.