Author | 8th Grade Superzero
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich is the author of 8th Grade Superzero (Scholastic), a Notable Book for a Global Society and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. She is a co-author of the NAACP Image Award–nominated Two Naomis and its sequel, Naomis Too (Balzer and Bray/HarperCollins). Her nonfiction work includes Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow (Discovery/MacMillan) and the picture-book biography Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-Ins (Quarto). Olugbemisola is also the editor of The Hero Next Door, a 2019 middle grade anthology from Crown/Random House and We Need Diverse Books. A member of The Brown Bookshelf and We Need Diverse Books, Olugbemisola lives with her family in New York City.
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