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’s your greatest fear?

A. You don't really think I'm going to admit this on the internet, do you? (!)

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Getting up out of bed every morning.

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

A. Gene Kelly.

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

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