Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eaton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.
Stefano Vitaleis the illustrator of several books for children, including theNew York TimesbestsellerWhy War is Never a Good IdeaandThere is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me,both by Alice Walker. Stefano lives in Venice, Italy, with his wife and two young children. For more information please visit his website at stefanovitale.com.