Deborah Heiligman is an award-winning author of numerous children's books. She specializes in simplifying complex subjects for young people, particularly in the areas of science and social studies. Heiligman writes fiction as well as nonfiction for both early readers and middle-grade students. Some of her titles include Babies: All You Need to Know, High Hopes: A Photobiography of John F. Kennedy, and From Caterpillar to Butterfly. She lives in New York City.