Annie Ruth is an award-winning author and illustrator who has authored and illustrated 40+ books, articles and commentaries for both children and adults. She leads an inspirational literacy effort in the community called “What’s the Word? READ”. This program allows her to share her art and books with underserved youth and families. Her latest children’s book, I Am Enough, is inspiring and empowering both youth and adults to embrace self-worth. In 2022 she received the Rosa F. and Samuel B. Sachs Fund Prize for her decades of work, impacting arts in Greater Cincinnati.