Kathy MacMillan (she/her) is the parent of a former Waldorf School of Baltimore student who attended the school for 11 years. She is a writer, nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, librarian and signing storyteller. She writes picture books (the Little Hands Signing series, Familius Press), children’s nonfiction (She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World, Familius Press), and young adult fantasy (Sword and Verse and Dagger and Coin (both HarperTeen). She has also published 8 resource books for educators, librarians, and parents, including Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together (Huron Street Press). Kathy has volunteered with Deaf Camps, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to providing communication-rich camps for deaf and hard of hearing children, since 2001, and has served on its Board of Directors since 2003, as a member, president, and currently as treasurer. Kathy also volunteers as the co-Regional Advisor for the Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia Region of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Kathy holds a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland, a Bachelor of Arts from Catholic University, and a Certificate of American Sign Language Interpreting from the Community College of Baltimore County.