Danielle Joseph is the author of the upcoming picture biography book, RUTH FIRST NEVER BACKS DOWN and I WANT TO RIDE THE TAP TAP, a Bank Street Best Children’s Book and CBC Notable Social Studies Book. She is also the author of the middle-grade novel, PJ Library Selection, SYDNEY A. FRANKEL’S SUMMER MIX-UP and three young adult novels SHRINKING VIOLET, INDIGO BLUES and PURE RED. SHRINKING VIOLET was adapted into the Disney Channel movie, RADIO REBEL. Danielle has a BFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Marketing Communications and Advertising, both from Emerson College. She's a former middle school creative writing teacher and has been teaching writing workshops for over fifteen years. Danielle was born in Cape Town, South Africa and currently lives in Maryland with her family. Her next book, The MITZVAH FAIRY debuts Winter 2025.