Tami Charles is the New York Times bestselling author of "All Because You Matter," and numerous books for children and young adults. Her middle grade debut, "Like Vanessa," earned Top 10 spots on the Indies Introduce and Spring Kids' Next lists, three starred reviews, and a Junior Library Guild selection. Her latest titles include YA novel-in-verse, "Muted," which was a Buzzfeed Top 40 pick for 2021, and the follow up to "All Because You Matter," "We Are Here." Tami has been featured on Good Morning America, Good Day Philadelphia, The Morning Blend, and in Entertainment Weekly. When Charles isn't writing, she can be found presenting at schools both stateside and abroad.