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About Viki Ash and Thom Barthelmess

Viki Ash is coordinator of children’s services at the San Antonio Public Library. She has taught children’s literature at the School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman’s University, and has served on multiple award committees. Thom Barthelmess has worked in public libraries across the country and is now a lecturer at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University and serves as Curator of the Butler Children’s Literature Center.

What Makes a Good Picture Book Biography?

What is a picture book biography? Its simple title gives us everything we need to know: it is a picture book and it is a biography, and it is both of those things simultaneously and symbiotically. Imagine two spotlights on a stage. One light illuminates picture books, where story and style and the turn of […]