Every Body: A First Conversation About Bodies (First Conversations) (Hardcover)
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About the Author
Jessica Ralli is the Coordinator of Early Literacy Programs at Brooklyn Public Library, where she develops and manages programming for BPL's award-winning First Five Years initiative. She received her MA in Early Childhood Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and previously taught in schools, childcare centers, and museums. She has written about early literacy and library services for young children in School Library Journal (where she co-authors the "First Steps" column with Rachel G. Payne) and has presented on play-based learning at the American Library Association Conference, Young Child Expo, and the Bank Street Center for Children's Literature.
Megan Pamela Ruth Madison is a lifelong student of radical Black feminism and an early childhood educator. She holds an MS in early childhood education from Dominican University and a BA in studies in religion from the University of Michigan. She is currently pursuing her PhD at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy. When she's not working on finishing up her dissertation, she works as a trainer for the Center for Racial Justice in Education, the Human Root, and the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, facilitating workshops for teachers on race, gender, and sexuality.
Tequitia Andrews is an artist and illustrator living just outside of Richmond, Virginia. She likes to create illustrations inspired by fashion, music, pop culture, and social issues. She provides illustrations for advertising, publishing, and licensing clients. This is her first children’s book.
"So important—“every body” should read this!" (STARRED REVIEW) - Kirkus
"[This book] reassures kids that all kinds of bodies can be healthy, and that bodies should be celebrated and taken care of." - Booklist