Author Visits

We are excited to announce the visits of the following authors, who will be speaking directly with our students during the Read-A-Thon about their work to encourage their love for reading and writing.

Lyla Lee

Lyla Lee is the author of young adult novels like I’ll Be the One and the upcoming Flip the Script (May 2022). She also writes the Mindy Kim series for younger readers. Born in South Korea, she’s since then lived in various cities throughout the United States. Inspired by her English teacher, she started writing her own stories in fourth grade and finished her first novel at the age of fourteen. After working various jobs in Hollywood and studying Psychology and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, she now lives in Dallas, Texas. Visit Lyla at or on social media (IG, Twitter, and TikTok @literarylyla).

Vicky Fang

Vicky Fang is a product designer who spent 5 years designing kids’ technology experiences for both Google and Intel, often to inspire and empower kids in coding and technology. She started writing to support the growing need for early coding education, particularly for girls and kids of color. She is the author and sometimes illustrator of fifteen new and upcoming books for kids, including Invent-a-Pet, I Can Code, Layla and the Bots, Friendbots, and AlphaBot.

Find out more about Vicky by following her on Twitter at @fangmous or on her website at