Autumn Allen teaches literature and writing workshops for young people and edits picture books as a senior editor at Barefoot Books. She teaches children’s literature at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and holds graduate degrees in education, children’s literature and writing for children from Harvard and Simmons Universities.
Her picture books include, Step On Board: Sculpting a Memorial to Harriet Tubman, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, and Answered Prayers. All You Have to Do was her debut novel.
In 2021, Autumn was selected for the Highlights Foundation's Muslim Storytellers’ Fellowship along with 15 other creatives. Autumn’s work on writing, children’s books, and parenting has appeared on the We Need Diverse Books blog, Embrace Race, and the Calling Caldecott blog. Autumn grew up in Boston and lives in Massachusetts with her family.