Viola Davis

VIOLA DAVIS is a critically revered, award-winning actress of film, television, and theater. She is the first black actress to win Tony (Fences and King Hedley II), Oscar (Fences) and Emmy (How to Get Away with Murder) awards for acting. In 2012, Davis and her husband founded their production company, JuVee Productions, with its focus being on giving a voice to the voiceless through strong, impactful and culturally relevant narratives.

DON FREEMAN (1908 - 1978) was a celebrated children's book author and illustrator. His many popular titles include Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy.

JODY WHEELER is the illustrator of over forty books for children. She lives in New York City.