By Gayleen Rabakukk
Sometimes a book can take you back to a particular time or place. When I read All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing after the Oklahoma City Bombing by Chris Barton, illustrated by Nicole Xu (Carolrhoda, February 2020), I remembered a day that book would’ve made a big difference.
In February 2001, when President Bush dedicated the Oklahoma City Memorial Museum,
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Author-illustrators Elizabeth Lilly and Shanda McCloskey
By Traci Sorell
Today we welcome two of my fellow Epic Eighteen creators, Elizabeth Lilly, author-illustrator of Geraldine (Roaring Brook, 2018) and Shanda McCloskey, author-illustrator of Doll-E 1.0 (Little, Brown, May 2018).
Both Shanda and Elizabeth devoted time and effort to developing their skills before landing their first book contracts.
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