Ep. 81: Children’s Book Author Andrea J. Loney

Aspiring kidlit writers, parents, teachers, and librarians: check out this fascinating behind the books conversation with children’s book author Andrea J. Loney.

Andrea is the author of Double Bass Blues, which won a Caldecott Honor. She also won the 2014 Lee & Low New Voices Award for Take a Picture of Me, James Vanderzee! and is the author of Bunnybear

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“A book about a lot of things—music, and determination, and straddling worlds, and the celebration of Black boyhood and family—that nevertheless feels cohesive and effortless.” 

Horn Book, Starred Review

To learn more about Andrea, follow her on social media, and stay in the know about upcoming author events visit https://andreajloney.com.


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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski


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One thought on “Ep. 81: Children’s Book Author Andrea J. Loney

  1. Wow, Great interview! It’s really fascinating to hear the process before the story got to me as the Illustrator. So many important life elements that inform our writing and art and truly make it an extension of who we are, being discussed here. It was beautiful to be part of this soulful story! Great job by Interviewer Laura Szaro Kopinski and Andrea J. Loney!

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