Marie Marquardt is an author of the young adult novels Dream Things True and The Radius of Us, with her third YA novel, Flight Season, publishing in early 2018. She is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and has been an advocate for social justice for Latin American immigrants in the South for two decades. She is chair of El Refugio, a Georgia non-profit that serves detained immigrants and their families. Dr. Marquardt has published many articles and co-authored two nonfiction books on the issues involved and has been interviewed on National Public Radio, Public Radio International and BBC America, among many other media outlets. She is a proud member of the We Need Diverse Books team and lives in a busy household in Decatur with her spouse, four children, a dog and a bearded dragon.