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About the Author
Kelly J. Baptist grew up in southwest Michigan, and after living in Alabama, Florida, and Minnesota, she is happy to be right back home in Berrien Springs! She works as a social emotional learning interventionist and is the author of the middle grade novel Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero. Kelly keeps busy with her five amazing children, who often play loud music that leads to epic family dance parties. You can visit her on Twitter @kellyiswrite and online at kellyiswrite.com.
Darnell Johnson is a Miami native who discovered his passion for art while watching Saturday morning cartoons as a kid. Currently he resides in Alpharetta, Georgia, with his beautiful wife and newborn son. Darnell pulled inspiration from his childhood, family, and friends to draw life into the characters for The Electric Slide and Kai. He hopes the lines, colors, and shapes he makes sparks the imagination of young readers. You can visit him online at artofdarnelljohnson.com.
* "An all-around wonderful book that will inspire laughter and perhaps even a little dancing." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A simple, sweet story about a small boy's journey to feeling accepted." -- Booklist
"An uplifting story with just the right mix of humor [and] family love." -- School Library Journal
"This uplifting story of one kid's struggle to fit in with his own family will resonate with readers who have similar insecurities." -- The Horn Book
Best of the Best Booklist Winner - Black Caucus of the American Library Association
Star of the North Award Nominee 2022 - Minnesota Youth Reading Award