S192. Belonging: Creating a New Traditional in Gender Identity
Saturday, March 30, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
J. Albert Mann is the author of five novels, with her next work a young adult biographical fiction about the early life of Margaret Sanger. She has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and is the Director of the We Need Diverse Books Internship Committee.
Mary Quattlebaum is the author of twenty-seven award-winning children's books, including picture books, novels, nonfiction, and poetry. She teaches in the MFA program in writing for children and young adults in the Vermont College of Fine Arts and frequently presents at schools.
Leah Henderson’s middle grade novel One Shadow on the Wall is a BankStreet “Best Books of 2017” starred for outstanding merit and her short story “Warning: Color May Fade” appears in the young adult anthology Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America. She received her MFA from Spalding University.
Jonah Heller is a graduate of the Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He works as an assistant editor for Peachtree Publishers in Atlanta, GA.
Suma Subramaniam is the contributing author of the Hero Next Door anthology. She contributes to From the Mixed-Up Files blog. She is also the mentorship coordinator of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Western Washington, and internship grants team member at We Need Diverse Books. She has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a certificate in popular fiction from University of Washington.