Meet the Author & Illustrator


Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva is an award-winning author, credentialed teacher, blogger, and entrepreneur. She has over ten years’ experience as a teacher and is the author of the Little Kids, Big Voices book series. She has taken several creative writing courses through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and has two Master’s degrees. She is CEO of Building Voices and TCD Kids Foundation, and is a member of SCBWI and IBPA. Her first book, Broccoli Chronicles won the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award in Children’s Fiction and Honorable Mention in Foreword Reviews’ 2014 ‪INDIEFAB‬ Book of the Year Awards for Juvenile Fiction! Taneeka’s article’s, “Try, Try Again” and “Feedback That’s Fulfilling” were both published in the IBPA Independent Magazine. For more information, go to



Alvina Kwong graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration and has fifteen years’ experience illustrating.  Alvina has been featured in Artist’s Magazine, Skipping Stones, Utah Valley Magazine, The Daily Herald, and Sugar Art and Fashion Show. She has also done work for Ladybug Magazine, KRBY Creations LLC, The Friend Magazine, and many others.  For more information, go to

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