Author Crescent Dragonwagon and Julián Is a Mermaid illustrator Jessica Love pair up in this powerful new edition of a classic picture book that asks a tough question and answers it with humanity, humor, and grace
Crescent Dragonwagon is the award-winning author of over 50 books for readers of all ages, including the original edition of Will It Be Okay?, published in 1977. She is the daughter of and literary executor for her late mother, Charlotte Zolotow. A native New Yorker, Crescent has lived in the Arkansas Ozarks for most of her adult life, where she does so now with her husband, Mark Graff, and their cat, Felani. Jessica Love is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her critically acclaimed debut picture book, Julián Is a Mermaid, has received several prestigious awards, including the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Award, as well as numerous starred reviews. She lives in New York.
"This tender tale is a balm for worried children in troubled times and a model of comfort for caregivers to offer them. . .More than OK. Much more."
With empathy, the creators imagine a parent with an uncanny ability to hear a child’s concerns, to hold the emotions that accompany them, and to think and talk about them.