Daniel José Older meets 8th graders at MS 89 in the Bronx.

Participating authors and illustrators:
Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X
• David A. Adler, Cam Jansen
Karen Bao, Dove Arising
Peter Brown, The Wild Robot
Joseph Bruchac, Talking Leaves
Nick Bruel, Bad Kitty
Marina Budhos, Watched
Ruth Chan, Georgie's Best Bad Day
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil
Bryan Collier, Martin's Big Words
Donna Cooner, Skinny
Nina Crews, Seeing Into Tomorrow
Zetta Elliot, Ship of Souls
Enrique Flores-Galbis, 90 Miles to Havana
Gayle Forman, If I Stay
Adam Gidwitz, A Tale Dark & Grimm
Abby Hanlon, Dory Fantasmagory
Tad Hills, Duck & Goose
Tiffany D. Jackson, Allegedly
Emily Jenkins, Upside-Down Magic
Brendan Kiely, All American Boys
Michelle Knudsen, Library Lion
Gordon Korman, Schooled
Mark Kurlansky, World Without Fish
Irene Latham, Can I Touch Your Hair?
• Betsy Lewin, Click, Clack, Moo
Cynthia Lord, Rules
Torrey Maldonado, Secret Saturdays
Elizabeth Mann, The Brooklyn Bridge
Sonia Manzano, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
Mindy McGinnis, Not a Drop to Drink
Henry Neff, The Hound of Rowan
George O'Connor, Olympians
Johan Olander, A Field Guide to Monsters
Daniel José Older, Shadowshaper
Denise Lewis Patrick, Finding Someplace
Meredith Russo, If I Was Your Girl
Daniel Salmieri, Bear and Wolf
Corey Rosen Schwartz, The Three Ninja Pigs
Jim St. Germain, A Stone of Hope
H. A. Swain, Hungry
Renée Watson, This Side of Home
Charles Waters, Can I Touch Your Hair?
Rita Williams-Garcia, Gone Crazy in Alabama
Ibi Zoboi, American Street

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. Every author has had a different way of presenting and talking about their work, which keeps the students excited for the next one.
— Alysa Law, Teacher