Who is Kidlit Pride at Home?

Kidlit Pride a collection of out, queer authors of kidlit books.

The Kidlit Pride Organizing Committee

Adib Khorram

Adib Khorram is the author of DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY, which earned the William C. Morris Debut Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor, and a Lambda Literary Finalist, as well as a multitude of other honors and accolades. His next book, DARIUS THE GREAT DESERVES BETTER, will be released August 25, 2020, and his debut picture book, SEVEN SPECIAL SOMETHINGS: A NOWRUZ STORY will be released spring 2021. When he isn’t writing, you can find him fixing other people’s PowerPoints, learning to do a Lutz jump, practicing his handstands, or steeping a cup of oolong. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where people don’t usually talk about themselves in the third person.

L.L. McKinney

Leatrice “Elle” McKinney, writing as L.L. McKinney, is an advocate for equality and inclusion in publishing. A gamer, Blerd, adamant Hei Hei stan, and Gryffindor with Slytherin tendencies, her works include the critically acclaimed Nightmare-Verse books, starting with the A BLADE SO BLACK trilogy, and  other titles that can be found on her website.

Lana Wood Johnson

Lana Wood Johnson was born and raised in Iowa in the time before the internet but has spent the rest of her life making up for that. After years working in wireless communication for companies of all sizes, she now works doing the same for a local youth shelter. Lana lives in Minnesota with her husband and their English bulldog. TECHNICALLY, YOU STARTED IT was released in 2019 and SPEAK FOR YOURSELF comes out Summer 2021 from Scholastic.

Laura Pohl

Laura Pohl is a Brazilian YA author. She likes writing messages in caps lock, quoting Hamilton and obsessing about Star Wars. When not taking pictures of her dog, she can be found curled up with a fantasy or science-fiction book. She makes her home in São Paulo, where she graduated in Literature.

She is the author of The Last 8 duology and Doomed (Sourcebooks, 2021). When not writing, she likes reading science fiction and fantasy, and enjoys deep discussions about conspiracy theories and alien life. Learn more about her on her website, and make sure to follow her on twitterinstagram, and pinterest.

Lev Rosen

Lev Rosen writes books for people of all ages, most recently Depth and Jack of Hearts (and other parts).  His next book, Camp, will be out in May 2020 He lives in NYC with his husband and a very small cat.  You can find him online at LevACRosen.com and @LevACRosen