Kelly J. Baptist

KELLY J. BAPTIST is the inaugural winner of the We Need Diverse Books short- story contest. Her story is fea-tured in the WNDB anthology Flying Lessons & Other Stories and inspired her first full-length novel, Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero, and its sequel, Isaiah Dunn Saves the Day. Kelly is also the author of the picture book The Elec-tric Slide and Kai and the middle- grade novel The Swag Is in the Socks. Eb & Flow is Kelly’s first novel in verse and was inspired by her ponderings about what really hap-pens when kids serve suspensions.Kelly lives in southwest Michigan with her five amazing children.