Michelle Person is a passionate educator with almost 20 years of experience in urban education. While searching for books for her youngest daughter she was disappointed by her inability to find diverse, multicultural characters that her daughter, as well as the students she serves, could identify with, she began writing as a way to fill that void as well as capture the unique relationship between a father and his daughter. Michelle founded Just Like Me Books in response to that void.
JLM is a multimedia production and development company that stresses the importance of literacy, culturally relevant reading material, and active learning experiences. The mission is to promote a love of reading and increase literacy rates among high-risk readers through an interactive platform that prominently features characters of color.
Michelle graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Capella University.