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Samantha Berger is the award-winning author of over 85 books for young readers, including Crankenstein (illustrated by Dan Santat), What If...(illustrated by Mike Curato) and Rock What Ya Got (illustrated by Kerascoet). She is also a twice Emmy-nominated television writer. Samantha was also the Editorial Director and Vice President of Animated Shorts for Nickelodeon for over a decade.

She currently writes for Sesame Street in Communities and Sesame Street International, taking on challenging subjects like childhood homelessness, foster care, Community Violence, and the need to educate children about the importance of clean water, all over the world. Samantha splits her time between New York City and Santa Monica with her dog Polly Pocket.

Samantha wrote a brilliant book about body image called ‘Rock What Ya Got’. With great humor and creativity she helps children embrace themselves for who they are.

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