About the Author
Julie Devinsky is an undergraduate at
Washington University in St. Louis studying
anthropology and public health. She plans to
pursure a career in medicine.
Amy Koppelman is the author of the novels A
Mouthful of Air and I Smile Back. She began
developing the Is It Contagious? series after
a close family member was diagnosed with
cancer and her son asked, Is It Contagious? The goal of the Is
It Contagious? series is to help parents and children communicate
about illness. Amy lives in New York City with her husband and
Vern Kousky was born in Seattle, Washington, and now lives in
Brooklyn, NY, where he teaches writing and literature. Is It
Contagious? series is his first work for children.