Andrea J. Loney grew up in New Jersey with a love for music—in her school band she played the xylophone. After receiving an MFA from New York University, she joined a circus, then moved to Hollywood to write for film and television. Her previous picture books include the New Voices Award-winning biography Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee! and Bunnybear. Currently a computer science instructor at a community college, Andrea lives with her family and their pets in a Los Angeles home filled with music … and picture books. Learn more at andreajloney.com or on Twitter at @AndreaJLoney. Rudy Gutierrez is an award-winning illustrator whose works have earned him a Pura Belpre Honor, an Americas Award, a Children’s Africana Book Award, and a New York Book Award. A Bronx native, he now lives in New Jersey and teaches illustration at the Pratt Institute. In 2002, he was commissioned to create the cover for Santana’s multi-platinum album Shaman, and his art hangs in the private collections of musical icons Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, and Wayne Shorter, among others. Learn more at rudygutierrez.net or on Twitter at @Rudy_Gutierrez_art.
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / Multigenerational
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Performing Arts / Music
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