Sol Santana

Intersex author Sol Santana became one of only a handful of women to make the rank of Eagle Scout before being shunned by President Trump in 2017. She later turned in her badge. Her writing has received commendations from President Obama and NYS Assemblyman William Colton. She is studying to be a preschool teacher.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“We’re forever teetering on the brink of the unknowable, and trying to understand what can’t be understood. It’s what makes us men.”—The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

William Gibson, Isaac Asimov, Arthur Golden

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I wanted to read fiction about intersex people. There weren’t many choices, so I tried to fill in the dearth. :)

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Have patience, and a goal in mind!