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. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Julias Ceasar. And I'd say to him, "We've come to cease your berries, not to praise them. Get it? Get it? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!"

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. It's a toss-up -- between piano-playing and tap-dancing.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Free caviar.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Location, location, location.

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