Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich is the author of several children’s books, including Operation Sisterhood, It Doesn’t Take a Genius, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and Two Naomis, co-authored with Audrey Vernick, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. She also writes picture books, easy readers, and nonfiction books like Saving Earth: Climate Change and the Fight for Our Future, Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-Ins, and Mae Makes a Way: The True Story of Mae Reeves, Hat and History Maker. She is a member of the Brown Bookshelf and editor of the We Need Diverse Books anthology The Hero Next Door.

Olugbemisola has a Master of Arts in Education, and a professional development certificate in the Teaching of Writing, and has more than 15 years of experience as an instructor and teaching artist, engaging learners of all ages in a variety of dynamic programs and projects. She has contributed to education and family-oriented sites including PBS Parents, Read Brightly, and Heinemann Digital Campus, and is a frequent speaker at festivals and conferences including NCTE, ILA, and Nerdcamp.

Olugbemisola is a Jamaican Nigerian New Yorker who lives with her family in NYC where she writes, makes things, and needs to get more sleep.