Araceli Esparza, a graduate of Hamline University’s master of fine arts program in children’s literature, writes bilingual-bicultural picture books and poetry. She is a four-time YWCA Racial Justice Facilitator, a graduate of Overture’s Kennedy Center of the Arts teaching artist training, and has led several artist residencies at community centers and non-profit retreats. She also serves as a consultant and speaker. Esparza has led several bilingual storytime events at local libraries and has been featured several times on Wisconsin Public Radio. She also served as a bilingual substitute teacher for close to five years in the Madison Metropolitan School District.