We attend festivals and events to find dynamic and diverse children’s and young adult authors to add to our database of more than 600. In partnership with each school, we select grade-appropriate and curriculum-friendly writers and illustrators.

“Meet the Writers has worked hard to find authors that have similar experiences to our students, look like our students, and have books that are especially engaging to the kids.”
— Alysa Law, Teacher


Participating authors and illustrators:
Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X
• David A. Adler, Cam Jansen
Karen Bao, Dove Arising
Tracey Baptiste, The Jumbies
Phil Bildner, Rip and Red series
Peter Brown, The Wild Robot
Joseph Bruchac, Talking Leaves
Nick Bruel, Bad Kitty
Marina Budhos, Watched
Matthew Burgess, Enormous Smallness
Nancy Carpenter, Apples to Oregon
Ruth Chan, Georgie's Best Bad Day
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil
Bryan Collier, Martin's Big Words
Donna Cooner, Skinny
Jerry Craft, New Kid
Nina Crews, Seeing Into Tomorrow
Sayantani Dasgupta, The Serpent's Secret
Lulu Delacre, Us, In Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos
Alice Faye Duncan, Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop
Zetta Elliot, Ship of Souls
Enrique Flores-Galbis, 90 Miles to Havana
Gayle Forman, I Have Lost My Way
Adam Gidwitz, A Tale Dark & Grimm
John Patrick Green, Hippopotamister
Nikki Grimes, Ordinary Hazards
Abby Hanlon, Dory Fantasmagory
Linda Oatman High, One Amazing Elephant
Tad Hills, Duck & Goose
Justina Ireland, Dread Nation
Tiffany D. Jackson, Allegedly
Emily Jenkins, Upside-Down Magic
Nicole C. Kear, The Fix-It Friends
David A. Kelly, Ballpark Mysteries
Christine Kendall, Riding Chance
Brendan Kiely, All American Boys
Michelle Knudsen, Library Lion
Gordon Korman, Schooled
Mark Kurlansky, World Without Fish
Irene Latham, Can I Touch Your Hair?
Caron Levis, Ida, Always
• Betsy Lewin, Click, Clack, Moo
Cynthia Lord, Rules
Jessica Love, Julián is a Mermaid
Torrey Maldonado, Secret Saturdays
Elizabeth Mann, The Brooklyn Bridge
Sonia Manzano, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
Mindy McGinnis, Not a Drop to Drink
Tony Medina, I Am Alfonso Jones
Roxie Munro, Rodent Rascals
Henry Neff, The Hound of Rowan
George O'Connor, Olympians
Johan Olander, A Field Guide to Monsters
Daniel José Older, Shadowshaper
• Linda Sue Park, A Long Walk to Water
Denise Lewis Patrick, Finding Someplace
James Preller, Bystander
Lance Rubin, Denton Little's Deathdate
Meredith Russo, If I Was Your Girl
Daniel Salmieri, Bear and Wolf
Stephen Savage, Where's Walrus?
Corey Rosen Schwartz, The Three Ninja Pigs
Jim St. Germain, A Stone of Hope
H. A. Swain, Hungry
Booki Vivat, Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom
Huy Voun Lee, Exotic Fruit
Renée Watson, This Side of Home
Charles Waters, Can I Touch Your Hair?
Rita Williams-Garcia, Gone Crazy in Alabama
• Jacqueline Woodson, Harbor Me
Ibi Zoboi, American Street