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Stephen Briseño is a middle school English teacher, writing consultant, and award-winning picture book author. His debut picture book, The Notebook Keeper: A Story of Kindness from the Border, won a Pura Belpré Honor and a 2023 Notable Children’s Book designation from the American Library Association. He writes, reads, and drinks a ton of coffee with his wife, Kayla, and daughter, Zinnia, in San Antonio, Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @stephen_briseno or visit him on the web at www.stephenbriseno.com.

Kayla Briseño has taught English all over the world and nearly every age, from elementary through adults. She has conducted professional development workshops with Gretchen Bernabei for over a decade, sharing and generating impactful writing instruction, while being a long time contributor to Trail of Breadcrumbs publications. Text Structures from Picture Books is her debut book. She and her husband, Stephen, are both self-declared book nerds, coffee aficionados, and national park fanatics. When she’s not teaching or helping teachers, you can find her creating art with her daughter, Zinnia, reading a good book, or enjoying a stroll along the San Antonio Riverwalk, where she lives with her family. Follow her on Twitter at @kayla_briseno.