About the Author
Andrea Pinkney is the author of many award-winning books for children. Many were collaborations with her husband, illustrator Brian Pinkney. She is also an editor at Scholastic. They live in Brooklyn
with their two children.
Sean Qualls is the illustrator of a number of celebrated books for children, including Before John Was a Jazz Giant
by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and Dizzy
by Jonah Winter, an ALA Notable Book, a Kirkus Best Book, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. He has also illustrated Little Cloud
and Lady Wind
by Toni Morrison and her son Slade and Giant Steps to Change The World
by Spike and Tonya Lee, which will be published in January 2011. Sean lives with his wife, illustrator Selina Alko, and their two children in Brooklyn, NY.