is the author of picture book biographies about people who made an impact on the world such as Homan Walsh (The Kite That Bridged Two Nations
), Jacob Riis (Jacob Riis’s Camera
), and Melvil Dewey (The Efficient, Inventive (Often Annoying) Melvil Dewey
) as well as books about friendship such as in The Recess Queen,
In addition to writing books for kids, she is an instructor for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. The California Reading Association awarded Alexis the Dr. Marcus Foster Memorial Award for making significant and outstanding contributions to reading throughout California. She lives in southern California with her husband and can be reached at alexisoneill.com.