Mélina Mangal

Mélina Mangal has authored a number of books and short stories for young readers, including biographies on award-winning authors such as Virginia Hamilton and Rita Williams-Garcia. Her debut picture book, The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just, brings the African American scientific pioneer to life in what Kirkus Reviews magazine calls “more than a story of triumph against the odds.” Visit her online at melinamangal.com