Here’s our team that worked tirelessly to bring One of a Kind/Único como yo in the world! We are also very grateful to Teresa Mlawer, who retold the story beautifully in Spanish, and to our community—the many people who reviewed, consulted, advised, and supported the creation of this book in infinite ways!
Laurin is a consultant and educator who loves and ocean and the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with organizations and schools to build inclusive environments where everyone is valued and supported. Her son Danny inspired her work around gender diversity and the book One of a Kind, Like Me/Único como yo. Whether consulting, writing blog posts, or conversing with children, Laurin loves to share stories that build appreciation for diversity and encourage us to be our full selves. She is also the co-founder of Somos Familia, which builds leadership in Latinx families and communities to create spaces where people of all genders and sexual orientations can thrive.
Blood Orange Press is a small independent publishing house committed to filling the gaps in the world of children’s books with stories that counteract stereotypes and limitations. Their books recognize Native and children of color, their individuality, power and potential. Janine Macbeth, the driving force behind Blood Orange Press is also the author and illustrator of Oh, Oh Baby Boy.