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An Interview With Vicki Spandel

An Interview With Vicki Spandel

A chance visit from a stray cat inspires a first children’s book When the stray cat emerged from the wilderness to spy on Oregon author Vicki Spandel, its appearance captured her imagination. “I wondered where he came from and that…

An Interview With Danny Jordan 

An Interview With Danny Jordan 

An author’s daughter inspired him to make books more inclusive California Television Producer Danny Jordan is used to helping other people tell their stories, but when he realized that children with limb differences in picture books are so unrepresentative, he…

An Interview With Vikki Young

An Interview With Vikki Young

Vikki Young appreciates similarities, differences and color Most concept books that introduce color to very young readers stick to the artistic palette, but the New Jersey author Vikki Young strove to push the format in a direction that encourages readers…