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Ishta Mercurio

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Ishta
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Mercurio
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Ishta Mercurio is a sometime actor and a writer of fiction and non-fiction for children. She is the co-author with Kari-Lynn Winters of the Red Maple nominated non-fiction title Bite Into Bloodsuckers (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2015), and the author of Small World (ABRAMS Books for Young Readers, 2019), which is illustrated by Jen Corace. She administers the SCBWI Canada East Rising Kite Diversity Award, and sits on several inclusion committees in the children's publishing industry. She has also read for the CCBC's Best Books magazine.