Michael Teitelbaum was born in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked in radio and advertising before joining the publishing industry as an editor of comic books and Children's books and magazines. Michael is the writer and project eitor of Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life, for Scholastic. He has written many books based on popular characters such as Spider Man, Superman, Batman, Garfield and Kermit the Frog. His latest fiction includes The Scary States of America, published by Delacorte, and Backyard Sports, by Grosset & Dunlap. His latest non-fiction book is Jackie Robinson: Champion for Equality (Sterling), a biography of the great baseball player and civil rights icon.Lewis Helfand was born in Philadelphia. With a political science degree and a passion for comic books, Lewis is the author of several titles from Campfire, and he continues to work as a freelance writer and reporter for a number of national print and online publications.