Ann Bausum writes about history, and grew up watching it unfold in the American south in the 1960s and '70s. She frequently writes about social justice history in the United States. Her books for children and teens have received a Sibert Honor, the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and the Carter G. Woodson Award, among other recognitions. She lives in southern Wisconsin. Visit her at annbausum.com or @annbausum.