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About the authors

Sharice davids


Sharice Davids made history in 2018 when she became one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress -- and the first openly LGBTQ person to represent Kansas in Washington.


A former mixed martial artist and first-generation college student, Sharice worked her way through Johnson County Community College in the district she now represents, before eventually earning a law degree from Cornell Law School.


She went on to work in economic and community development on tribal reservations, including Pine Ridge. Sharice was later selected to the prestigious White House Fellowship program under President Barack Obama. Sharice was inspired to public service by her single mom, who served as an Army drill sergeant.


Sharice is a resident of Roeland Park, Kansas.

Nancy k. Mays


Nancy K. Mays is a Kansas-based writer whose short fiction has appeared in such prestigious literary journals as Ploughshares, Colorado Review, the Mid-American Review, Eclectica and more. She teaches at the University of Kansas' William Allen White School of Journalism. This is her first children's book.

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