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Children's & Freelance Writer


M. Celano, M. Collins, and A. Hazzard

Something Happened in Our Town is beautifully done. The writing is straight forward, deals with real talk, questions, compassion, and different points of view even within each household. Topics are covered from two very different families and understandings. Again, Jennifer Zivoin excels with her artwork. Subtle backgrounds that hold so much. I absolutely recommend this book for kids and anyone who wants to learn more. The Note to parents and caregivers is several pages long and includes more topics and ways to start conversations, explore many topics kids may ask and feel.

Jennifer Zivoin

Compassion, understanding of what kids go through and great perspective make All My Stripes great. The gorgeous and unique artwork by Jennifer Zivoin make All My Stripes excel! This book has heart, and addresses an important issue in a way kids can relate.