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Team Tracey

Inner Circle

Alyssa Baptiste

Alyssa Baptiste does animation and video editing for children's book creators.

Darryl Baptiste

Darryl is Tracey's husband, first reader, cheerleader, and in-house tech-support.

Josh Dunn

Josh owns The Dunn Digital Media Group and designed this site.

Marietta Zacker

Marietta Zacker is co-owner of the literary agency Gallt & Zacker, and Tracey's agent.

Vera Kiriljuk

Vera is Tracey's assistant. She handles school and library visit scheduling, research, social media, fan mail, etc.


Morrison's work depicts African-American livelihood in a way that is both familiar and comforting to those who often feel histories have been forgotten and culture has been usurped.

Floyd Cooper (January 8, 1956 – July 15, 2021) was an award-winning illustrator of children's books whose art frequently explored the African American experience.

Vivienne To is an illustrator and visual development artist. She has worked across feature films, television, commercials and children’s publishing.

Shauna Grant is the illustrator for History Comics: Rosa Parks & Claudette Colvin.

Joniece Abbott-Pratt is an American actor and audiobook narrator.

Tonya Engel is an award-winning, full time artist, Mom and Illustrator who lives in Houston, Tx.

Cedella Marley Minto is a Jamaican singer. She is the daughter of reggae singers Bob Marley and Rita Marley.

Tiffany Rose is a left-handed author/illustrator currently based in Shanghai, China.

Karen Chilton is a New York-based Writer & Actor and narrator of AFRICAN ICONS.

Hillary has a deep appreciation for effective storytelling, humanity, and exploring the natural world.

Amber Ren is a visual development artist specializing in background paint, color styling, and children’s book illustration.

Robin Miles is the voice actor behind The Jumbies series.

Reena Dutt is an actor, film director, and producer.

Samira Ahmed is a bestselling author who lives in the Midwest.

Sona Charaipotra is an American entertainment and lifestyle journalist, and author of young adult fiction.

Dapo Adeola is a British-Nigerian illustrator best known for creating graphics that challenge race and gender stereotypes.

James is taking part in Pathways into Children’s Publishing, a UK Based programme for diverse talent.

South Carolina native April W Harrison creates rich mixed-media paintings that reveal her unshakeable belief in the strength of faith, family and friendship.

Author, publisher and entrepreneur, Cheryl Willis Hudson has more than four dozen years in the children's book industry.

Wade Hudson is an award-winning author, CEO and co-founder of Just Us Books, one of the nation's leading independent children’s book publishers.

Ron Butler is an actor, award winning audiobook narrator, vocalist, and media producer.

Bahni Turpin is an American audiobook narrator and stage and screen actor.

Ibi Zoboi is the New York Times Bestselling author of AMERICAN STREET, a National Book Award Finalist.

Colby Sharp is a teacher in Parma, MI, and the editor of The Creativity Project.

Susana Morris is an associate professor of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Linda D. Addison is an American poet and writer of horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

Kinitra D. Brooks is the Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies in the Department of English at Michigan State University.

Leisl Adams is a Director, Storyboard Artist and Illustrator in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Axie Oh is a New York Times bestselling author and a graduate of Lesley University's Creative Writing program.

Kate Fussner is the author of The Song of Us and a graduate of Lesley University's creative writing program.

Stephanie Willing is the author of WEST OF THE SEA and a graduate of Lesley University's MFA program.

Candice Iloh is an award-winning author of young adult novels and a graduate of Lesley University's Creative Writing program.

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