Cheryl Willis Hudson is an award-winning children’s book author and co-founder of Just Us Books, an independent publishing company that focuses on Black-interest books for young people, which she co-founded with her husband Wade. Her published titles include the classic AFRO-BETS ABC Book; Bright Eyes, Brown Skin; and her most recent: Brave. Black. First. 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World. She and Wade co-edited the middle grade anthologies We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices and The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth, both published by Crown Books in partnership with Just Us Books. A member of the PEN Children’s Book Committee, Cheryl’s industry honors include the Madame C. J. Walker Legacy Award and 2019 CBC Diversity Award.
AmyLea Murphy is the author of Fine, a young adult novel that blends the mystery