Katie Yamasaki is a muralist and picture book creator. As a muralist, she has spent several years working closely with incarcerated parents and their children—experiences that led to the creation of Dad Bakes. “In a country that criminalizes poverty, skin color, and gender, it is essential that we never lose sight of the people on both sides of the wall of incarceration,” she says. Katie has painted over 80 murals around the world, has illustrated several books, and is the author and illustrator of three other picture books, most recently Everything Naomi Loved. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.