Dahlia Hamza Constantine loves learning and exploring the world all around her. She was born in Cairo, Egypt and loves sharing her heritage and culture through stories. She is also a former elementary school teacher, a researcher and now a brand new author. As a teacher, she centered the local community through neighborhood walks, meetings with local activists, government officials, public historians, artists and business owners in a yearlong community mapping project. As a writer, she is still obsessed with how kids understand and interact with the communities in which they live. Dahlia is currently pursuing her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts.