International speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote When We Are Kind to prompt a dialogue among young people, their care providers and educators about kindness and the importance of the connections children make with their friends, classmates and families. Monique's picture book My Heart Fills With Happiness won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize and was selected as the TD Grade One Giveaway Book for all grade one students in Canada in 2019. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her family.
Nicole Neidhardt is Diné (Navajo) on her mother's side and a blend of European ancestry on her father’s side and is from Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art. Nicole’s Diné identity is the heart of her practice, which encompasses mylar stencilling, painting and creating digital art and large-scale murals. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Mildred Walters is Diné (Navajo) from Torreon, New Mexico, in the eastern region of the Navajo Nation. She has a bachelor of arts in linguistics, a master of arts in language, reading, and culture and a master of arts in information resources and library science. She currently works as a librarian for a Public Tribal Library in Sandia Pueblo, New Mexico, and has done so for 11 years. Mildred currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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