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Oge Mora graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration. Her first picture book, Thank You, Omu!, was a Caldecott Honor, a New York Times Notable Book and Editors' Choice, and a Junior Library Guild selection. Her illustration work is also featured in Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island

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Praise for Saturday Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Children's Books of Fall 2019A Fall 2019 Kids' Indie Next ListA NYPL Best Books of 2019A School Library Journal Best Picture Books of 2019Parents Magazine 30 Best Kids' Books of 2019An Amazon Best Children's Book of 2-19 Ages 3-5Kirkus Reviews Best Children's books of 2019A 2019 Horn Book Fanfare

"Energetic cut-paper collages depict the pair navigating a colorful, bustling city in this splendidly crafted tale of meeting life's challenges."--Horn Book
"In this picture book gem from the award-winning Oge Mora, a girl and her mother anticipate Saturdays as their weekly opportunity to go on their own private adventures--big and small."--Shelf Awareness
"This one is as much for parents as it is for kids."--Parents Magazine
* "The family handles the stress of dashed expectations in a way that acknowledges disappointment while conveying the buoyancy of resilience and the joy of their bond. And a delightful coda may inspire readers to share the inventive way they salvage their day."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "The simple yet heartfelt story tugs at the emotions, but it's the paper collage artwork that really packs a punch. Created with acrylic paints, china markers, patterned paper, and print clippings, the bright illustrations are inventively conceived and full of motion-just the right vehicle for bringing this Black mother-daughter duo to vibrant life."--Booklist, starred review
* "How wonderful: a book with both racial diversity and class diversity that feels authentic. Special and splendid."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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