Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than thirty languages. His picture books include two Caldecott Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn. Among his other popular books are I Love You Like a Pig, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, and The Magic Word, illustrated by Elise Parsley. He lives in Oakland, California. You can visit him online at www.macbarnett.com. Sarah Jacoby's illustrations have won awards from the Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal), Creative Quarterly, American Illustration, and Communication Arts. She is the author and illustrator of Forever or a Day. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You can learn more about Sarah at www.thesarahjacoby.com.
"The important thing about this review is to say this picture book
is great.... A runaway success." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Barnett's confiding tone draws readers in...then makes the case for Brown's work." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"An important, groundbreaking biography inspired by Brown's legacy." -- School Library Journal (starred review)
"A book with a brave appeal, and its admiration of Brown and respect for children makes it a standout picture-book biography." -- ALA Booklist (starred review)
"Children old enough to look back at their Brown favorites with happy nostalgia will surely enjoy this creatively rendered backstory, while teachers and librarians will see connections between Moore's collection exclusion and broader issues of access, making this age-accessible material for Banned Books Week." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)