Karina Yan Glaser
Karina Yan Glaser is a full-time writer and illustrator with a varied career teaching and implementing literacy programs in family homeless shelters and recruiting healthcare professionals to volunteer in under resourced areas around the world. Karina is the author of the middle grade book The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (HMH, 10/3/17) which has garnered two starred reviews and was chosen as an Indie’s Introduce title, an Indie Next pick, and a Junior Library Guild selection. Two additional books in the Vanderbeekers series are planned for 2018 and 2019. Karina is a contributing editor for Book Riot, the largest independent book media website in North America. She lives in Harlem with her husband, two daughters, and an assortment of rescue animals. One of her proudest achievements is raising two kids who can’t go anywhere without a book. Find her online at www.karinaglaser.com.