Martine is a girl who is always ready to greet the day with a smile on her face, a bounce in her step, and a great big HELLO When a hurricane named Willis takes away her neighborhood's sweet smells, pretty colors, and beautiful music, it isn't long before Martine comes up with a plan to bring joy back into the lives of neighbors and friends.
Jesse Byrd is an international award-winning children's book author and the youngest NPR Board member. At 6'8", Jesse pivoted from playing basketball at UCSB to pursue his passion for storytelling. After working at Google in Silicon Valley and later EY in Dubai as Director of Communications for Middle East and North Africa, Jesse turned all of his energy toward his deepest love: making stories for youth and families with a focus on supporting diverse creators and #own voices material. He's written six children's books and helped produce over 40 others as an editor, art director, and publishing consultant. Jesse is based in Los Angeles, CA.