BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers

Jason Chin

Jason Chin studied illustration at Syracuse University and now lives with his family in Vermont. He likes to combine science with storytelling to write books that are both educational and captivating.

Jason Chin's website

Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell lives with his wife and their two children in the suburbs of Chicago, where he works on writing and illustrating children’s books.

Matthew Cordell's website

Erin Entrada Kelly

Erin Entrada Kelly lives in Delaware, not far from Philadelphia. She’s a professor of children’s literature in the graduate fiction and publishing programs at Rosemont College. She also writes short stories, and her fiction has been nominated for the Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Short Fiction and the Pushcart Prize.

Erin Entrada Kelly's website

LeUyen Pham

LeUyen Pham lives with her husband and two sons in Los Angeles. She studied illustration at the Art Center College of Design and has won several awards for her illustrations. She worked as a layout artist at DreamWorks for a short time before turning to illustration full time.

LeUyen Pham's website

Doreen Rappaport

Doreen Rappaport was raised in New York City and loves music. After graduating from Brandeis University, she became a junior high school music teacher. When she moved to McComb, Mississippi, to teach at a Freedom School, Rappaport found the inspiration to begin writing about people’s struggles against oppression. She and her husband now split their time between New York City and the upstate village of Copake Falls, New York, and she continues to write and share her stories.

Doreen Rappaport's website

Francisco X. Stork

Francisco X. Stork was born in Mexico and moved to El Paso, Texas, when he was nine years old. He studied English literature and philosophy at Spring Hill College. Stork attended graduate school with a Danforth Fellowship at Harvard University, where he studied Latin American literature. He then went on to Columbia Law School so that he could support himself as a lawyer while writing fiction on the side. He is now retired from law and spends his time writing outside of Boston.

Francisco X. Stork's website

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