Esmé Shapiro

Esmé Shapiro is an award-winning author and illustrator of books for children. She grew up amongst the succulents and coyotes of Laurel Canyon, California, and currently resides in a plant-filled apartment in Brooklyn, New York. She has exhibited at The Society of Illustrators, and her work has been featured in Taproot, Quill and Quire, and Plansponsor. Her first book, OOKO (2016), was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award. You can visit her on the web at or follow her on Instagram at @esmeshapiro.