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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.
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Jonah Winter
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’s your best quality?

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

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Running around in circles, waving my arms above my head.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Lobsterman.

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

A. Gene Kelly.

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