Phil Bildner is the author of numerous children's picture books and the cocreator of Sluggers, the New York Times bestselling middlegrade chapter book serial. He lives in Newburgh, New York.
John Parra is an award-winning illustrator, designer, teacher, and fine art painter. His books have earned starred reviews, the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for illustration, and the International Latino Book Award for Best Children's Book Interior Illustrations. He lives in Queens, New York.
“Trumpets the power of one person's efforts in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds to inspire an entire community.”
—Shelf Awareness for Readers, Starred Review
"Bildner and Parra have created a folk hero for the ages, and for readers of all ages."
—New Orleans Times-Picayune
"A fine tribute to an unsung African-American hero.”