With many award-winning books to her credit, Eloise Greenfield has achieved her status among the most celebrated of children’s authors. Multiple lifetime achievement awards include the ALA Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award, a Living Legacy Award, a Hope S. Dean Award, an NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children among others. She has been inducted into the National Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. Colin Bootman is the award-winning illustrator of more than twenty-five books for children, including The Blessing of Charlie Sand, Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas, Climbing Lincoln’s Steps: The African American Journey, Love Twelve Miles Long and The Steel Pan Man of Harlem--which he also wrote. He and his books have received numerous awards, including the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for Almost to Freedom, the Schneider Family Book Award, and the Teacher’s Choice Award.