John Micklos, Jr. (johnmickloswriter.com) is an award-winning education journalist and the author of more than twenty books for children and young adults. He compiled the poetry picture books Daddy Poems, Mommy Poems, Grandparent Poems, and No Boys Allowed: Poems About Brothers and Sisters. His nonfiction work includes books about the Lewis &amp;amp; Clark expedition, the 1918 flu pandemic, the Challenger disaster, the Alamo, the Pony Express; and a series about the Revolutionary War. He has spoken at the national conferences of the International Literacy Association and NCTE, as well as state conferences in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. He lives in Newark, Delaware.