• Marti Dumas is a mom, teacher, writer, and creative entrepreneur from New Orleans. An expert in childhood literacy, Marti has worked with children and teachers across the country for the last 15 years to promote an early love of reading both in and out of the classroom. Her best-selling Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest series combines literacy with STEM skills, and humor, and adds much-needed diversity to the children’s chapter book landscape. Her latest book, Jupiter Storm, is a middle-grade fantasy that is already being heralded for its skillful combination of science, family, and magic. The Dragon Keep, the second book in the Seeds of Magic series, is coming in July 2019.


  • I believe that all children should get to see themselves and their friends reflected in the pages of books, and that writing stories about children of color that are not centered on the pain inflicted by white supremacy is a necessary and radical act.