About the Author

Meeting and hearing the stories of residents, community partners, and public servants inspired Maia Cooper to write Everybody Deserves a Home. Maia and her husband Clay work for a housing developer to bring more affordable housing to new communities throughout America. They live with their son, Weston, in Columbus, Ohio.


About the Illustrator

Valerie Valdivia is a digital and traditional illustrator who is passionate about telling stories through artwork. She lives with her husband Devin and her two cats in Oregon. To see more of Valerie's work check out https://valerievaldivia.com/.


A True Collaboration 

Maia and Valerie were freshman year college roommates at Chapman University and came together years later to collaborate on this story.