Below is a complete list of all the authors and illustrators whose books are included in the Empowering Young Writers slideshows. Links to the authors’ and illustrators’ websites are provided. For authors and illustrators who do not have a website, a link to other informative content is included. Authors and illustrators are listed in alphabetical order. We encourage you to check out all the amazing books written and illustrated by this star-studded list of authors and illustrators and share them with your students!

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A − D | E − H | I − L | M − P | Q − S | T − Z


A − D

Julie Abery | Jennifer Adams | Allan Ahlberg | Jacqueline Alcántara | Beatrice Alemagna | Kwame Alexander | Debbie Allen | Sarah Allen | David Almond | Cynthia Alonso | Alfredo Alva | M.T. Anderson | Troy Andrews | Dawud Anyabwile | Carlos Aponte | Micha Archer | Isabelle Arsenault | Jose Aruego | Linda Ashman | Laura Atkins | Avi | Pilar López Ávila | Lynne Avril | Jacqueline Ayer | Mar Azabal | Natalie Babbitt | Linda Bailey | Kate Baker | Grahame Baker-Smith | Anna and Elena Balbusso | Christine Baldacchino  | Michael S. Bandy | Kate Banks | Derrick Barnes | Kelly Barnhill | Mac Barnett | Angela Barrett | Hayley Barrett | Mary Brigid Barrett | Gene Barretta | J.M. Barrie | L. Frank Baum | Aaron Becker | Jonathan Bean | Claudia Zoe Bedrick | Shonto Begay | Cece Bell | Davina Bell | Ludwig Bemelmans | Jonathan Bentley | Julia Bereciartu | Carl Berger | Samantha Berger | Kate Bernheimer | Holly Berry | James Berry | Winsome Bingham | Josée Bisaillon | Sophie Blackall | Freya Blackwood | Harry Bliss | Deborah Blumenthal | Maribeth Boelts | Carmen Bogan | Alexandra Boiger | Louise Borden | Shira Boss | Ashley Bouder  | David Bowles | Lizi Boyd | Tiffany Bozic | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley | Sarah S. Brannan | Vanessa Brantley-Newton | Leslie Brooke | Calef Brown | Margaret Wise Brown | Monica Brown | Peter Brown | Jen Bryant | Richard Buckley | Thi Bui | Alexis Bunten | Matthew Burgess | Sheila Burnford | Virginia Lee Burton | Chris Butterworth | Oliver Butterworth | Cozbi A. Cabrera | Nicola I. Campbell | Cathy Camper | F. Isabel Campoy | G. Brian Cara | Eric Carle | Jonathan Case | Lauren Castillo | Andre Ceolin | Joe Cepeda | Cannaday Chapman | Benjamin Chaud | Zhu Cheng-Liang | Brenda J. Child | Jason Chin | Cinyee Chiu | Roshani Chokshi | Jamey Christoph | Nancy Churnin | M.H. Clark | Monica Clark-Robinson | Beverly Cleary | Cynthia Cliff | Lesa Cline-Ransome | Josh Cochran | Izhar Cohen | Henry Cole | Tom Clohosy Cole | Bryan Collier | Raúl Colón | Allison Colpoys | Trish Cooke | Floyd Cooper | Susan Cooper | Misty Copeland | Gaia Cornwall | Ashleigh Corrin | Rémi Courgeon | Bruce Coville | Jerry Craft | Kevin Crossley-Holland | Ray Cruz | Michelle Cuevas | Anna Cunha | Kelly Cunnane | Christopher Paul Curtis | Lydia Dabcovich | Penny Dale | Andrea D’Aquino | Louis Darling | Benji Davies | Nicola Davies | Larry Day | Maria Dek | Matt de la Peña | Suzanne Del Rizzo | Anika Aldamuy Denise | Julia Denos | William Wallace Denslow | Cindy Derby | Sally Derby | Kate DiCamillo | Kris DiGiacomo | J. Dillard | Mariachiara DiGiorgio | Marie Dorleans | George Doutsiopoulos | Arthur Conan Doyle | Erica Armstrong Dunbar | Reed Duncan | Stephen Dunning | Rob Dunlavey | Mike Dutton


E − H

Dave Eggers | David Elliot | Margarita Engle | Christoph Englert | Elizabeth Enright | Kathryn Erskine | Paola Escobar | Matt Forrest Esenwine | Charles G. Esperanza | Maria Garcia Esperón | Leo Espinosa | Shane W. Evans | Ian Falconer | The Fan Brothers | Lou Fancher | Tom Feelings | Gloria Félix | Tracy Fern | Setor Fiadzigbey | Louise Fitzhugh | Candace Fleming | Julie Flett | Brian Floca | Joe Flood | Nancy Bo Flood | Debbi Michiko Florence | Melanie Florence | Tyler Florence | Julie Fogliano | A.G. Ford | Christina Forshay | Matthew Forsythe | Toby Forward | Keith Frawley | Craig Frazier | Laura Freeman | Ina R. Friedman | Jean Fritz | Lynn Fulton | Paul Galdone | S. Saelig Gallagher | Leah Gallo | Iman Geddy | Kallie George | Mordicai Gerstein | Sophia Gholz | Maria Gianferrari | Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore | Ebony Glenn | Michaela Goade | Katrina Goldsaito | Gary Golio | Karina Nicole González | E.B. Goodale | Madelyn Goodnight | Margaret Bloy Graham | David Gordon Green | Rebecca Green | Sarah Green | Danielle Greendeer | Gabrielle Grimard | Nikki Grimes | Chuck Groenink | Patrick Guest | Rudy Gutierrez | Hoda Hadadi | Colonel Chris Hadfield | Christy Hale | Amanda Hall | Donald Hall | Kristen Hall | Abigail Halpin | Abby Hanlon | Paul Harbridge | Joy Harjo | Rob Harrell | Kayla Harren | Shawn Harris |Jessie Hartland | Jeanne Walker Harvey | Kevin Hawkes | Lara Hawthorne | Bethany Hegedus | Leah Henderson | Barbara Herkert | Juan Felipe Herrera | Amy Hest | Carl Hiaasen | Leban Carrick Hill | Tony Hillery | The Brothers Hilts | Margaret Hodges | Ekua Holmes | Keri Anne Holt | Mark Holtzen | Devon Holzwarth | Yutaka Houlette | Theresa Howel | Ying-Hwa Hu | Rebecca Huang | Emily Hughes | Hollie Hughes | Langston Hughes | Amy Huntington | Elise Hurst | Trina Schart Hyman | Kim Hyo-eun


I − L

Bagram Ibatoulline | Yas Imamura | Bruce Ingman | Jude Isabella | Rachel Isadora | Gordon C. James | Victoria Jamieson | Jarvis | Mina Javaherbin | Oliver Jeffers | Steve Jenkins | Tony Johnston | Yuko Jones | John Joven | Maira Kalman | Mark Karlins | Suzanne Kaufman | Jess Keating | Ezra Jack Keats | Steven Kellogg | Erin Entrada Kelly | Rukhsana Khan | Dan-ah Kim | Seo Kim | Eric A. Kimmel | Jeff Kinney | Seamus Kirst | Madeline Kloepper | Timothy Knapman | Michelle Knudsen | Fred Koehler | Bruce Koscielniak | Jacob Kramer | Robert Krauss | Beth and Joe Krush | Vladyana Krykorka | Boris Kulikov | Julia Kuo | Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak | Julie Kwon | London Ladd | Gordon Laite | Jim LaMarche | Matt Lamothe | Eric-Shabazz Larkin | Andrew Larson | Irene Latham | JonArno Lawson | Robert Lawson | Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore | Khoa Le | Minh Lê | Munro Leaf | Paul Lee | Spike Lee | Tonya Lewis Lee | Qin Leng | Madeleine L’Engle | Allison Lester | Julius Lester | Julie Leung | Cynthia Levinson | E.B. Lewis | Stevie Lewis | Kim Lien | Yu Li-Qion | Brian Lies | Hope Lim | Grace Lin | Carole Lindstrom | Adelina Lirius | David Litchfield | Sylvia Liu | Megan Wagner Lloyd | Beth Lo | Ginnie Lo | Mariama J. Lockington | Andrea J. Loney | Loren Long | Raphael Lopéz | Sheena Lott | Jeffrey Alan Love | Jessica Love | Ashley Lukashevsky | Sarah Lundberg | Corinna LuykenEdward Lueders | Sara Lundberg | P.J. Lynch | Kelly Starling Lyons


M − P

David Macaulay | Jeff Mack | Elly Mackay | Patricia MacLachlan | Kyo Maclear | Betsy Maestro | Kevin Noble Maillard | Isabelle Malenfant | Keith Mallett | Melina Mangal | Jennifer K. Mann | Deborah Marcero | Gianna Marino | Michael Mark | Isabelle Marinov | John Marsden | James Marshall | Linda Elovitz Marshall | Bill Martin Jr. | Jacqueline Briggs Martin | Marc Martin | Juana Martinez-Neal | Suzie Mason | Sarah Massini | Anne Mazer | Meghan McCarthy | Robert McCloskey | Emily Arnold McCully | Christine McDonnell | Alice B. McGinty | Erin McGuire | Patricia C. McKissack | Margaret McNamara | Michelle Meadows | Garry Meeches Sr. | Kate Messner | Marya Meyers | Erika Meza | Jamie Michalak | Marta Álvarez Miguéns | Amanda Mijangos | A.A. Milne | Deborah Mills | Ken Min | Wendell Minor | Daniel Minter | Omar Mohamed | David Barclay Moore | Pat Mora | Yuyi Morales | Michael Morpurgo | Frank Morrison | Alex Morss | Julie Morstad | Barry Moser | Christopher Myers | Matt Myers | Il Sung Na | Claudia Navarro | Christopher Silas Neal | Kadir Nelson | Sarah Nelson | S.D. Nelson | Sandy Nichols | Claire A. Nivola | Dennis Nolan | Steve Noon | Barack Obama | Patrick O’Brien | Chelsea O’Byrne | Jessie Oliveros | Sylvia Olsen | Kenneth Oppel | Craig Orback | Roxane Orgill | Pete Oswald | Helen Oxenbury | Kenard Pak | Patricia Palacco | R.J. Palacio | Charly Palmer | Tomie de Paola | Ammi-Joan Paquette | Linda Sue Park | Marjorie Blain Parker | John Parra | Elizabeth Partridge | Allison Pataki | Katherine Paterson | James Patterson | Baptiste Paul | Milan Pavlović | Richard Peck | Holly Robinson Peete | Zeke Peña | Alexandra Penfold | Tom Percival | Laura Perdew | Anthony Perry | Sarah Perry | Allison Petaki | Matt Phelan | Bao Phi | Dow Phumiruk | Hawlii Pichette | Meeg Pincas | Levi Pinfold | Jerry Pinkney | Micah Player | Patricia Polacco | Josephine Poole | Beatrix Potter | Maria Popova | Ellen Potter | Giselle Potter | Maggie Pouncey | Frann Preston-Gannon | Alex Prud’homme | Robin Pulver | Jarrett Pumphrey | Jerome Pumphrey


Q − S

Sean Qualls | Nguyen Quang | Krystal Quiles | Isabel Quintero | Bob Raczka | Bahram Rahman | James E. Ransome | Chris Raschka | Michaele Razi | Rebel Girls | MK Reed | Anne Renaud | Adam Rex | H.A. Rey | Margret Rey | Jason Reynolds | Scott Riley | Faith Ringgold | Jo Rioux | Dean Robbins | Akeem S. Roberts | Barbara Carroll Roberts | Cliff Roberts | David A. Robertson | Teresa Robeson | Clover Robin | Christian Robinson | Sharon Robinson | John Rocco | Matt Rockefeller | Mara Rockliff | Anne and Lizzy Rockwell | Lisa Rogers | Eric Rohmann | Ellen Rooney | Phyllis Root | Tiffany Rose | Barb Rosenstock | J.K. Rowling | Katherine Roy | Salvatore Rubbino | Sean Rubin | Lupe Ruiz-Flores | Susannah Ryan | Louis Sachar | Felicita Sala | Doug Salati | Steven Salerno | Daniel Salmieri | Jenny Torres Sanchez | Sergio Garcia Sanchez | Francesca Sanna | Dan Santat | Linda Sarah | Chris Sasaki | Allan Say | Liz Garton Scanlon | Richard Scarry | Lola M. Schaefer | Michelle Schaub | Jon Scieszka | Connie Schofield-Morrison | Roni Schotter | Leda Schubert | Joanne Schwartz | Jordan Scott | Brian Selznick | Maurice Sendak | Dr. Seuss | William Shakespeare | Karim Shamsi-Basha | Chris Sheban | Heidi Woodward Sheffield | John Shelley | E.H Shepard | Yuko Shimizu | Simone Shin | Ashima Shiraishi | Mark Siegal | Richard Simon | Tanya Simon | Stephanie Roth Sisson | Suzanne Slade | David Small | Cynthia Leitich Smith | Dana Smith | Deborah Smith | Heather Smith | Hugh Smith | Kim Smith | Lane Smith | Odelia Smith | Sydney Smith | Anna Egan Smucker | Laurel Snyder | Traci Sorell | Lucia Soto | Sonia Sotomayor | Nadja Spiegelman | Peter Spier | Eileen Spinelli | Jerry Spinelli | Nancy Springer | Rebecca Stead | K-Fai Steele | William SteigEric Stein | John Steptoe | Gideon Sterer | Lizzy Stewart | Catherine Stier | William Strunk Jr. | Diana Sudyka | Dr. Kathy Sullivan | Jane Sutcliffe | Sarah Suzuki | Julianna Swaney | Rick Swann | Melissa Sweet


T − Z

Maggie Takuda-Hall | Hudson Talbott | Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie | Jillian Tamaki | Lauren Tamaki | Shaun Tan | Ambreen Tariq | Matt Tavares | Sean Taylor | Thomas Taylor | Mark Teague | Victoria Tentler-Krylov | Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow | Johnathan Thunder | Brittany J. Thurman | Diana Toledano | Mel Tregonning | Maxine Trottier | Matthew Trueman | Onur Tukel | Refe Tuma | Susan Tuma | Evan Turk | Thrity Umrigar | Deborah Underwood | Kana Urbanowicz | Luisa Uribe | Sam Usher | Gabhor Utomo | Patricia Valdez | Kristi Valiant | Chris Van Allsburg | Kathleen Van Cleve | Chris Van Dusen | Carmella Van Fleet | Cornelius Van Wright | Bonnie Verberg | Audrey Vernick | Rose Viña | Judith Viorst | Charlotte Voake | Charlotte Jones Voiklis | Iris Volant | Rachel Wada | Denyse Waissbluth | Anna Walker | Sandra Neil Wallace | Laurie Wallmark | Rebecca Walsh | Andrea Wang | Jasmine Warga | Alyson Waters | Carole Boston Weatherford | Ellen Weinstein | Brendan Wenzel | Laura Weston | Lisa Wheeler | Dianne White | E.B. White | Woodrow White | David Wiesner | Margaret Wild | Alicia D. Williams | Garth Williams | Rita Williams-Garcia | Anne Wilsdorf | Sam Winston | Jeanette Winter | Barry Wittenstein | Jack Wong | Nicole Wong | Michele Wood | Jacqueline Woodson | Alex Woolf | Katy Wu | Dana Wulfekotte | N.C. Wyeth | Yao Xiao | Dan Yaccarino | Lois-Ann Yamanaka | Gene Luen Yang | James Yang | Kao Kalia Yang | Stan Yogi | Taeeun Yoo | Farhana Zia | Gene Zion | Charlotte Zolotow