NoNieqa Ramos, author of The Truth Is, is a proud member of the Latinx collective Las Musas. Her previous book, The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary, was a 2018 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens and a 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection.
Brynne Rebele-Henry, author of Orpheus Girl, was born in 1999. Her writing has appeared in Blackbird and Rookie, among other publications. She has also written two books of poetry, Fleshgraphs and Autobiography of a Wound, the latter of which which won the AWP Poetry Prize and is a finalist for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry.
Laura Renauld, author of Fred’s Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers, lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and their two sons. Before becoming a children’s writer, she shared her love of books with her third grade students.
Marti Rosner, co-author of The Slave Who Went to Congress, has been an educator for 41 years. She worked as a classroom teacher and district academic coach serving Title I schools in Cobb County, Ga. She has also enjoyed leading a variety of professional development classes, serving as a teacher consultant for the National Writing Project.
Arsia Rozegar, author of the Shahnameh For Kids series, was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. His work has been seen on comic book pages as a color artist for titles such as Marvel’s Iron Man and The Hulk.