Thanks to Marcia Strykowski for featuring me and Alphabet Soup as her December Author Spotlight! I enjoyed answering her questions and Mr. Cornelius loved having his picture on her blog :).
I’m thrilled to introduce you to Jama Kim Rattigan on this month’s author spotlight. Jama caught my attention not only with her lovely picture books, but with her delightful, colorful blog. There is a wonderful variety of interesting information on her blog including art, books, and novelties, along with members of her adorable teddy bear collection. Scroll down to meet two of her fuzzy friends. But first, a few questions!
Please share a little about your published books.
Though I’ve published three picture books, I am probably best known for my first one, Dumpling Soup, an autobiographical story about an Asian American girl who learns how to make Korean dumplings for her extended family’s New Year’s celebration in Hawai’i. Illustrated by Lillian Hsu-Flanders, it won Little, Brown’s New Voices, New World Multicultural Fiction Contest and is still in print after 22 years.
My second book, Truman’s Aunt Farm (Houghton Mifflin)…
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