Patricia Hruby Powell's previous book, Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker , won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Nonfiction, a Parents' Choice Gold Award for Poetry, and earned five starred reviews. You can visit Patricia online at Talesforallages.com. She lives in Illinois.<br> <br> Shadra Strickland studied design, writing, and illustration at Syracuse University and later went on to complete her M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She won the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, and the NAACP Image Award. She lives in Maryland.<br>