M. Evan Wolkenstein is a high school teacher and author of YA novel Turtle Boy (Random House, May 2020), winner of the 2021 Sydney Taylor Book Award. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Hebrew University, and the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies. His work can be found in The Forward, Tablet Magazine, The Washington Post, Engadget, My Jewish Learning, and BimBam. He lives with his wife and daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area. He can be found on Twitter @EvanWolkenstein and on IG @EvanWolkenstein.