Chris Baron is the award winning author of Novels for Children including the novels in verse, All of Me, an NCTE Notable Book, and The Magical Imperfect, a Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable Book/ a SLJ Best Book of 2021. He’s a contributor to the Young Adult anthology Every Body Shines (2021) from Bloomsbury, and the author of Lantern Tree, winner of San Diego Book Award. Baron is a Professor of English at San Diego City College and director of the Writing Center. He grew up in New York City, but he completed his MFA in Poetry in 1998 at SDSU.

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