Bob Bianchini studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently a designer for Random House Children’s Books. His first two picture books were published by Abrams in 2017. He lives with his wife, Sujean Rim, and son, Charlie near a windmill in Armonk, NY.
Kira Lynn Cain is a singer-songwriter and visual artist based in Los Angeles.
Cat Delett is an artist, illustrator, and active supporter of the arts who believes deeply that creativity, empathy, and caring for each other are essential for strong communities.
Twitter & Insta: @catdelett
Alison Farrell is an illustrator from Portland, Oregon. Her debut picture book, CYCLE CITY (Chronicle Books), released in 2018. Alison is looking forward to November 3, 2020.
Twitter & Insta: @alisondraws
Erin Entrada Kelly is an author and illustrator who just won the 2018 Newbery Medal for HELLO UNIVERSE. Her mother immigrated to the United States from the Philippines.
Pascal Lemaitre believes that there will be more and more families in exile in the coming years because of war, poverty, and climate change—and that that there is no room for fear; rather we must work together and find a way to take care of the refugees, who are our brothers and sisters in this world.
Elizabeth Lilly is an author-illustrator, animator, designer and teacher based in Baltimore, MD. She plans to bring a giraffe to the polls when she casts her vote in the fall.
Twitter & Insta: @elizabethmlilly
Ross MacDonald is an author, designer and illustrator who also makes props for movies and television when he’s not playing with his dogs.
Jennifer K. Mann is an illustrator and an author, a mother, a sister, and an auntie. As such she is a guardian and defender of the tenderest of hearts.
P. Marin is the Author/Illustrator of the acclaimed Pig and Chick series. You can find her writing and drawing in Huntington Beach, California, where she lives with her husband and their son, whose dreams they encourage every chance they get.
Lisa Mundorff is from the soggy state of Oregon, where she lives happily along side her two amazing kids, and spends her days making picture book art.
James McMullan is the principal poster artist for Lincoln Center Theater. He was born in Tsingtao, China in 1934, the grandson of missionaries who operated an orphanage for abandoned infant girls; his story is depicted in words and paintings in his memoir LEAVING CHINA: An Artist Paints His World War II childhood. He is also the creator, with his wife Kate, of the bestselling I STINK! series of children’s books.
Peter H. Reynolds believes everybody can make their mark. He is a father, husband, son, brother, an identical twin—and also a thinker, writer, and artist. He is an immigrant himself and savors the generosity and compassion of the USA.
Sujean Rim is a freelance illustrator/designer and children’s book author. She is a child of immigrants and lives in NY with her husband and son.
Edel Rodriguez came over on the Mariel boatlift from Cuba and is using his freedom of speech to protect our rights. He has become a voice for freedom around the world, with gallery exhibits everywhere from Germany to South Africa to U2 concerts.
Marc Rosenthal: I lived in Turkey as a toddler, then my folks settled in Los Angeles. I studied Architecture as an undergraduate, then painting for a MFA. I worked in NYC for Milton Glaser as an illustrator/designer for five years, doing illustration since then. I now live with my wife, Eileen ( a children’s book author), in the Berkshires. As a child of the 60s, I have always appreciated the power of protest.
Judy Schachner makes books for children. She thinks that cats should have the right to vote. Maybe dogs too.
Tricia Tusa is a freelance artist as well as a children’s book author/illustrator. She is honored to be a mother and a sister and an aunt and wife. She wants a new dawn for this country, this world.
Christopher Weyant is a New Yorker cartoonist and children’s book illustrator. He believes in an America that is strongest when it welcomes people of all different colors, religions and identities.
Taeeun Yoo is a children’s book illustrator and author. As an immigrant herself, she believes in “All are welcome”.