Michael Platt

Michael Platt is a teen baker, social entrepreneur and food-justice advocate. He has been baking since he was nine years old but has been interested in racial inequality since he learned about the historic March on Washington at the age of six. Michael began to ask questions about people being mistreated because of the colour of their skin, and so set up a baking business in Maryland, called Michael's Desserts, with a one-for-one model. Michael appeared as one of the best kid bakers in the country in season 4 of Kids Baking Championship on Food Network and has been featured in the Capital Gazette, WUSA9 news, CBS news, PGCTV news, Ted Talks, Good Morning America, CNN, Washington Post,, Guideposts, the Rachael Ray Show, and more. Alleanna Harris is an illustrator and artist from New Jersey. She has been drawing for as long as she can remember, and after graduating from the University of Arts, began illustrating children’s books. Harris uses her platform to tell stories, from influential Black figures to important Black history milestones, as a way to inspire readers. In her work, she seeks to create images that are immersive, rich in color and have a sense of warmth.