Lin-Manuel Miranda (Author)
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as the recipient of a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award. His musical Hamilton won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and earned a record-breaking sixteen Tony nominations, winning eleven Tony Awards. Miranda's first Broadway musical, In the Heights, received four 2008 Tony Awards. He contributed music, lyrics, and vocals to several songs in Disney's Moana, earning him an Oscar nomination and a Grammy Award for the original song "How Far I'll Go." He stars alongside Emily Blunt in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns. Miranda lives in New York City with his wife, sons, and dog.
Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
Jonny Sun is the author and illustrator of everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too. Named one of Time's 25 Most Influential People on the Internet in 2017, Sun is currently a doctoral candidate at MIT, an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a creative researcher at the Harvard metaLAB. His art and illustrations have been exhibited at MIT, the Yale School of Architecture, and Artspace New Haven. His comedic work has appeared on NPR and in Time, BuzzFeed, GQ, and McSweeney's, and he has been profiled in The New York Times Magazine.