To all the Jordan Bankses of the world.
To my family, Jay, Aren, and Autier.
thank you for making me a better person.
Thanks to my agent, Judy Hansen,
my editor Andrew Eliopulos, and the team
at HarperCollins for embracing my vision.
Thanks to Marva Allen, Pam Allyn, Debra Lakow
Dorfman, David Saylor, Andrea Davis Pinkney,
and Andrea Colvin for inspiring me along the way.
And last but not least, thanks to Barbara Slate,
Jim Keefe, Ray Billingsley, M’shindo Kuumba,
Eric Velasquez, Danni Ai, and Jennifer Crute
for making me a better artist.