Natasha Anastasia Tarpley is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards. She is also the author of I Love My Hair! She currently resides in Illinois.
E.B. Lewis has illustrated over seventy books for children, including Nikki Grimes' Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman, the 2003 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner; Tolowa M. Mollel's My Rows and Piles of Coins, an ALA Notable Book and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book; Bat Boy and His Violin by Garvin Curtis a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and Jacqueline Woodson's The Other Side, a 2002 Notable Book for the Language Arts. He currently resides in New Jersey.