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Mélina Mangal is the author of The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just, which brings the African American scientific pioneer to life in what Kirkus Reviews magazine calls "more than a story of triumph against the odds." She has authored biographies on award-winning authors such as Virginia Hamilton and Rita Williams-Garcia as well as short stories anthologized by Milkweed Editions. Mélina also works as a school library media teacher in Minnesota and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.