is the author of numerous books for children, including the memoir Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South
, and is also the co-editor of the critically acclaimed collection Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life
. He and his wife Cheryl are not only frequent co-authors, but also the co-founders and publishers of Just Us Books, a company dedicated to publishing books geared toward Black children. He lives in East Orange, New Jersey. Visit eblewis.com.