Karina Yan Glaser is the New York Times best-selling author of The Vanderbeekers series. Originally from California, Karina came to New York City for college and has stuck around for over twenty years. She has had a varied career teaching and implementing literacy programs in family homeless shelters and recruiting healthcare professionals to volunteer in under-resourced areas around the world. Now as a mother, one of her proudest achievements is raising two kids who can’t go anywhere
without a book. She lives in Harlem with her husband, two daughters, and an assortment of rescued animals. Karina is a contributing editor at Book Riot, the largest independent book media company in North America, where she writes the weekly “The Kids Are All Right” newsletter as well as children's book recommendation posts.