Meet The Little Hope Book Creators


Leah Alagna

Leah has been described as an inspirational teacher who is able to get even the most school adverse kids engaged. With a great deal of compassion, she teaches strategies for all different types of learning challenges. Leah Alagna was born in Chicago. She studied creative writing, teaching, and dance movement therapy at the University of Montana, Colorado State University, and Brandman University.  Leah is a master’s level Education Specialist. Currently Leah works within the public school setting as well as facilitating her own Educational Therapy business. Leah’s expertise is in Special Education Law, Universal Design for Learning, Educational Kinesiology, Metacognitive practices, and in the development of International Learning Enrichment Centers. Leah lives Happily by the Sea in North County San Diego with her chivalrous fiance and bi-lingual cat, Miel.


Josh Hunter

As a young boy, Josh Hunter fell in love with the artwork of children’s book illustrators Tommy dePaola, William Steig and Dr. Seuss. It did not take long before he was illustrating his own stories and characters, dreaming of one day becoming a professional artist himself. Josh’s work has been featured by Bill Graham Presents, the Boulder FOX Theater, Coca-Cola, YouTube, and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, Josh continues to live out his dream as a professional artist in Southern California with his wife and playful border collie.

Speaking Engagements

The creators of The Little Hope Book have showcased their behind the scenes look at the creation process of story and art in schools, galleries, and as guest lectures everywhere from Chicago to Atlanta and San Diego to Baja, Mexico.

If you are interested in this exciting, behind the scenes exploration as part of your next event–please contact Leah and Josh using the contact page.