Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath is an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of San Francisco. She is author of the book, Social Studies, Literacy, and Social Justice in the Common Core Classroom: A Guide for Teachers
. Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, founded Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say in 1998. He is the leader of the Librotraficantes-champions of Freedom of Speech, Intellectual Freedom, and Performance Protest and named the Director of Intercultural Initiatives at Lone Star College-NH.