COKIE ROBERTS is a political commentator for ABC News, provding analysis for all network programming. She also serves as senior news analyst for National Public Radio. She has won countless awards, including three Emmys; has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame; and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting. She is the author of the bestselling We Are Our Mother's Daughters, Founding Mothers, Ladies of Liberty, and From This Day Forward (written with her husband, journalist Steven V. Roberts). She and her husband have also collaborated on Our Haggadah and write a weekly syndicated column together.
Cokie Roberts holds more than twenty-five honorary degrees, serves on the boards of several nonprofit institutions, and was on President Bush's Commission on Service and Civic Participation. In 2008 the Library of Congress named her a "Living Legend", one of the very few Americans to have attained that honor. She is the mother of two and grandmother of six.
DIANE GOODE is the illustrator of more than fifty beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the Caldecott Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant. Inspired by the handwritten letters of the Founding Mothers, she begins with their quill and sepia handwriting and spins out the line to re-create their images and the remarkable events of their lives for a new generation of young readers.
Coming from Simon and Schuster in 2014
Karma Wilson is the author of Whatís the Weather Inside?, illustrated by Barry Blitt. She also wrote many picture books, including the international bestseller
Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and Mortimerís Christmas Manger, all illustrated by Jane Chapman; A Frog in the Bog, illustrated by Joan Rankin; and Hilda Must Be Dancing and Bear Hugs, illustrated by Suzanne Watts. She lives with her family in Fortine, Montana. Visit Karma at KarmaWilson.com.
Diane Goode is the illustrator of more than fifty beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the Caldecott Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant. She is also the illustrator of President Pennybaker and My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life, both by Kate Feiffer; and the Louise the Big Cheese books by Elise Primavera. Diane lives and works in Watchung, New Jersey, with her husband, David, and their dog Daisy.