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Tough Choices: Kindness and Action in Picturebooks

When characters in picture books face tough decisions, they can choose to challenge inequity and act with kindness. Often young children are not viewed as having the capacity for action so these books play a particularly important role in demonstrating their responsibility for action.

Suzanne Kaufman

Suzanne Kaufman is the illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book "All Are Welcome." She is an author, illustrator, animator and lover of school potlucks. She has written and illustrated her own books "Confiscated" and "I Love Monkey....

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Jacob Kramer

Jacob Kramer grew up in Providence, RI and studied film-making and writing at Harvard. "Noodlephant" is his first book. Like Noodlephant, he loves hunting for mushrooms, eating noodles and organizing with friends in pursuit of justice....

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Mikela Prevost

Mikela Prevost loves throwing parties! But she also loves to read in quiet rooms. So if you ever throw a book party, she would love to be invited. Mikela's illustrations have won awards and have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators....

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K-Fai Steele

K-Fai Steele is a writer and illustrator who lives in San Francisco. She's the illustrator for "Noodlephant" by Jacob Kramer and "Old MacDonald Had a Baby" by Emily Snape. "A Normal Pig" is her author/illustrator debut....

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