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Jia Lynn Yang

Jia Lynn Yang is a national editor at The New York Times. Previously, she served as deputy national security editor at The Washington Post. She is the author of One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Education 1924-1965, which was released in May and has been longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.

Christina Chung

Christina Chung is a Taiwanese-Hongkonger-American illustrator, raised between Seattle and Singapore, and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BFA in communications design with a concentration in illustration from the Pratt Institute. Her work focuses on intricacies, color, and symbolism, drawing inspiration from the natural world and powerful storytelling. When not in her studio drawing, Christina loves sketching people in cafes and museums, trying new recipes, devouring books and films, and bothering her cat, Juni.