Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book
Kira-Kira, the National Book Award winner
The Thing About Luck, the Jane Addams Peace Award and Pen USA Award winner
Cracker!, Outside Beauty,
A Million Shades of Gray,
Half a World Away, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including
The Floating World. She lives with her hockey-playing son and dog in West Covina, California.
Julia Kuo is the creator of
20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals as well as the charming board book
Everyone Eats. Julia also created the cover and interior artwork for Newbery Medal–winning author Cynthia Kadohata’s
The Thing About Luck and
Place I Belong and
New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han’s
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream. She lives in Chicago.