Sherman Alexie (Author)
A National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie is one of the most well-known and beloved literary writers of his generation. His works of fiction, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, have received numerous awards and citations. He lives in Seattle. Like Thunder Boy Jr., Sherman was named for his father.
Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
Since migrating to the United States from Mexico in 1994, Yuyi Morales has created some of our most celebrated children's books, including Nino Wrestles the World, Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, and many others. She is the winner of several awards, including a Pura Belpre Medal and a Caldecott Honor forViva Frida. Yuyi divides her time between Mexico and California.