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Andrea J. Loney won a Lee & Low New Voices Award and an NAACP Image Award nomination for her picture book Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee! Her picture book Bunnybear was featured on the ALA Rainbow List, and her picture book Double Bass Blues won a Caldecott Honor for illustrator Rudy Gutierrez. Her work can also be found in the critically acclaimed children’s poetry anthology No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History. Her upcoming books include the picture book biography Curve and Flow: The Elegant Vision of LA Architect Paul R. Williams.

A second-generation Girl Scout, a huge spreadsheet fan, and an avid voter, Andrea graduated from New York University with an MFA in dramatic writing. She’s traveled with the Big Apple Circus and worked for the Walt Disney Company. Now she teaches computer science courses at a local community college and writing courses for organizations across the country. Andrea lives in Los Angeles, California, with her towering stacks of children’s books, her devoted family, and their incredibly spoiled pets.

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