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

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

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Aung San Suu Kyi.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Ayyyyy...EH?

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Mr. Ed.

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