Elizabeth Santiago talks about how her heritage and what she learned teaching inspired her doctoral thesis, which turned into her novel, The Moonlit Vine.
Illustrator Owyinye Iwu talks about how she learned to balance teaching, being a mother, and illustrating amazing children's books.
Marica Argueta Mickelson talks about writing The Weight of Everything and how she used her knowledge of the higher orders of learning to let her character grow.
Diana López talks about writing the books her students asked for, where they could see themselves and the worlds they are familiar with.
Camilla De La Beyodere discusses how her experience working with kids helps her write and design her books so that they will work well for all readers.
Lauren Kate talks about teaching her student writers to embrace what they don't know and how she has to remind herself sometimes to accept the unknown.