VALERIE WILSON WESLEY is a prolific writer of adult and children's literature. She is the co-author with Wade Hudson of AFRO-BETS Book of Black Heroes from A to Z and a co-author of Book of Black Heroes: Great Women in The Struggle. Her other books for children include How to Fish for Trouble, How to Lose Your Class Pet, How to Lose Your Cookie Money from her Willimena Rules! series, and Freedom's Gifts: A Juneteenth Story. Her adult best sellers include the Tama Hayle mysteries.