Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkais 2018 novel, The Great Believers, is a masterful story of love, friendship, and redemption that intertwines the saga of the 1980s Chicago AIDS crisis with that of a mother trying...

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician, professor, and public health advocate who spearheaded efforts to reveal, publicize, and fix Flint, Michigans water crisis. In 2014, a change in the citys...

Erika L. Sánchez

Erika L. Sánchez’s first novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, was immediately heralded as one of the most significant works of young adult fiction in recent years. Born and...

Jedidiah Jenkins

Many people dream about leaving their jobs to travel the world, but Jedidiah Jenkins is one of the few to turn this dream into a reality. Finding himself dissatisfied with...

Shaka Senghor

Shaka Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform and the President and Co-Founder of #BeyondPrisons, an initiative designed to uplift the voices and experiences of those impacted by...

Charlie LeDuff

 Charlie LeDuff is a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist, formerly at the New York Times, the Detroit News, and on Detroits Fox 2 News. He was one of several reporters who worked on the New York Times series How...

Dr. Dana Suskind

Dr. Dana Suskind is a Professor of Surgery and Director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Chicago.  Her work as a pediatric cochlear implant surgeon led...

Cristina Henríquez

Cristina Henríquez is the author of Come Together, Fall Apart, a collection of stories, The World in Half, and most recently The Book of Unknown Americans a dazzling page-turner about a familys...

Wendy McClure

Wendy McClure has been writing about her obsessions for nearly a decade. Her book The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie, is a...