Mara Rockliff is the author of many lively historical books for children, including Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France, winner of the Cook Prize and an Orbis Pictus Honor Book. Her newest titles are Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker, called “Subtly STEM, fun, and beautiful to look at” in a starred review from School Library Journal, and Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong’s Life in Jazz, among other books.