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About Angela

Angela Burke Kunkel is the author of Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built (Random House/Schwartz & Wade, 2020), an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book and winner of the Américas Award and International Latino Book Award. She is also the author of Penguin Journey (Abrams Appleseed, 2021). Look for her next books from Random House Studio, Make Way: The Story Robert McCloskey, Nancy Schön, and Some Very Famous Ducklings in 2023 and World More Beautiful: The Life and Art of Barbara Cooney in 2024.

Angela lives with her family in Vermont, where she works as a school librarian. You can visit Angela’s website or follow her on Instagram as well.

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