About the Author
Doreen Rappaport's nonfiction and historical fiction books have been acclaimed for their meticulous research and varied literary styles. She is the recipient of the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild lifetime achievement award for the writing of nonfiction. Among her many award-winning biographies are Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., illustrated by Bryan Collier, a Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Orbis Pictus Honor Book, and a Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner; Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, a CCBC Best Book of the Year and an IRA Teacher's Choice; and Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller, illustrated by Matt Tavares. She lives and writes in upstate New York. Visit her at www.doreenrappaport.com.
is an artist-illustrator whose work has graced the covers of Time Magazine
, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic Monthly
, and more. His picturebooks include Late for School
by Steve Martin, Lineup for Yesterday
by Ogden Nash, as well as The Remarkable Farkle McBride
, both by John Lithgow. His artwork has been exhibited at The Cincinnati Art Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, and The Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design. He currently teaches illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design, where he also serves as co-chair of the Illustration Department. Visit him at www.cfpayne.com.