Alice B. McGinty loves breakfast. It’s among her favorite meals. She also loves to travel and get to know people, places, and foods around the world. The breakfasts she’s eaten include cornmeal porridge in Jamaica, parathas and chutney in India, olives in Israel, huevos in Mexico, and just about everything in America. Alice is the award-winning author of over forty children’s books, fiction and nonfiction, including Rabbi Benjamin’s Buttons, a 2015 Sydney Taylor Notable Book, and the picture book biographies Gandhi: A March to the Sea, a 2014 South Asia Book Award honor book, and Darwin: With Glimpses into His Private Journal and Letters, a 2010 Orbis Pictus Honor Book and Booklist 2009 Top Ten Biographies for Youth.
Tomoko Suzuki has a cup of coffee with breakfast every morning. While being covered with the wonderful smell of coffee beans, she works on illustration for children’s books, advertisements, and products, always seeking to provide images enjoyable to all. She lives in Tokyo, Japan. When traveling abroad, she always misses miso soup and natto, the Japanese soul food!