Marybeth Lorbiecki is the aclaimed author of numerous picture books, including the poignant and controversial Just One Flick of a Finger, illustrated by David Diaz,and Sister Anne's Hands. This is her first book for Simon and Schuster. She resides in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at BrianPinkney.net.