Jonah Winter

Jonah Winter is the celebrated author of many picture book biographies, including Barack, which was a New York Times bestseller. His other books include Here Comes the Garbage Barge, Sonia Sotomayor, Roberto Clemente, and others. A poet and a painter, Mr. Winter lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Books by this Author

The Founding Fathers!
Joltin' Joe DiMaggio
Jazz Age Josephine
Sonia Sotomayor
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If at first you don't succeed, keep trying and trying and trying until you've driven everyone around you completely insane.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who text-message while driving. Actually, that's more than a "peeve" -- I'm terrified of these people. "Peeve"...? People who, upon getting to the top of the subway stairwell, stop in their tracks and start texting. In fact, I'll just simply it: Texting. First of all, "text" is a noun, not a verb, you goobers! Secondly, it's a drug! It's addictive! Thirdly, it rots your brain, makes you stupid. Stop doing it!!!

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Gene Kelly.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. The day I first started using the internet.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Why I just have so many good qualities, it's hard to even remember them. Hmmm, let's see....

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