Scott Reintgen talks about how his students have turned out to be the most unexpected collaborators in his work.
Lars Ortiz talks about how words and history matter, which was why he knew this book needed to exist.
Alexandra Alessandri talks about how her students taught her to be brave and how important it is for everyone's stories to be told.
Katie Van Heidrich talks about how teaching remotely during the pandemic showed her how every student faces challenges and in-between times of their own, which inspired her to share her own story.
Priyanka Taslim talks about wanting to give her students, and herself, books with characters like them that were joy and escapism.
Dianne White discusses how she didn't expect to be a writer, but supportive teachers and helping kids find their own voices showed her that she was one.